Kyrgios then played at the third major of the year at Wimbledon as the 15th seed.
Nick Kyrgios was one of the biggest talking points at Wimbledon this year because of his outspoken personality and seemingly controversial approach. The Australian has reached the final of the All England Club men’s singles competition, where he will face defending champion and world number one Novak Djokovic.
Kyrgios divides opinion, with some tennis fans believing his attitude brings the game into disrepute while others see him as ‘box office’ entertainment in a sport that needs characters. Kyrgios has won six ATP titles and reached nine ATP finals, including the Masters 1000 final at the 2017 Cincinnati Masters, but has yet to make his mark at the majors.
Despite a decade on the tour, the 27-year-old has never played in the quarterfinals of one of the “Big Four.” His quarter-final appearance at Wimbledon in 2022 is his second at the All England Club, having reached the same stage in 2014 before losing to Canada’s Milos Raoni strange.
However, he will look back on the tournament fondly thanks to a shock round of 16 victory over second seed Rafael Nadal – a huge upset for the relative newcomer at the time against one of the very best players of all time.
Kyrgios also reached the quarter-final of his home tournament, the Australian Open, in 2015 but has only ever made it as far as the third round in the French Open and US Open.