Nick Kyrgios is an excellent tennis player but his career has been distracted by his antics on and off the court. He is often fined by umpires for poor behavior on the court.
Kyrgios reached a peak ranking of world number 13 in 2016. He reached the finals at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships where he lost to Novak Djokovic. He won the doubles title at the 2022 Australian Open with fellow Aussie Thanasi Kokkinakis. He holds the unique honor of beating Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic in their first meeting.
Tennis’ ultimate bad boy, Nick Kyrgios, was born in Canberra, Australia to father George, who is from Greece, and mother Norlaila, who is from Malaysia. Kyrgios played basketball until he was 14. Then he dedicated himself to tennis.
Kyrgios is represented by Naomi Osaka’s sports agency Evolve. He was previously represented by IMG. His sponsors are Nike, Yonex, Beyond Meat, and Beats by Dre. He has earned over $13 million in his career.
Nick Kyrgios’ Sponsors
Kyrgios has an apparel and shoe deal with Nike. In 2019, Nike received ideas from the Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving and Kyrgios to create the Nike Vapor X Kyrie 5. Irving was born in Melbourne, Australia to American parents and is Kyrgios’ favorite NBA player. The shoe is usable both on the basketball court and on the tennis court.
Beats By Dre
Kyrgios signed an endorsement deal with Beats By Dre (audio products company that is now part of Apple) in 2015. LeBron James and Serena Williams also endorse the brand. Kyrgios appeared in a “play by your rules” Beats’ commercial.
Kyrgios’ favorite artists are Drake and Rihanna, both of whom are represented by IMG/WME, Kyrgios’ previous management company (WME bought IMG in April 2015).
Kyrgios, who is vegan. has been a passionate advocate for animal welfare, does not eat meat or dairy. Kyrgios’ partnership with Beyond Meat started in 2022.
Nick Kyrgios Foundation
Nick Kyrgios started the Nick Kyrgios Foundation with help from his mother, Norlaila, and his brother, Christos, NK Foundation hopes to offer sporting opportunities to underprivileged youth. It endeavors to create a safe place where underprivileged youth can play the sport they dream about and take shelter if needed. The foundation’s facility will have tennis courts, basketball courts, a pool, a gym, and dorms that will provide refuge to children that don’t have access to play the sport they desire.