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 is represented by management firm IMG and Global Sporting Connections. In addition to managing top players such as Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams and Kei Nishikori, IMG also owns and manages tournaments on the ATP tour.
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 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.
Kyrgios uses Yonex racquets on the court. His current racquet is the EZONE 98. He joins Stan Wawrinka, Frances Tiafoe and Naomi Osaka in endorsing the brand.
Beats By Dre
Kyrgios signed an endorsement deal with Beats By Dre (audio products company that is now part of Apple) in 2015. eBron 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 (WME bought IMG in April 2015).
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 frequent to 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.