Brotherly love puts teen Nick Kyrgios on cloud nine

admin 29 May 2013 0


YOU spend half your life waiting to play a major and when the day finally comes you waste megatonnes of nervous energy on watching the clock slowly tick towards 11am so you can have a crack at Czech Radek Stepanek.

You beat the shrewd veteran with a display so powerful that even Samantha Stosur makes the epic voyage out to Court 17 (cloud nine) to crane her neck and witness the cannonball run for herself.

But the euphoric moment fades and another day has dawned and the updated mission for the teenager is to forget about cloud nine and do it all over again against Marin Cilic tonight.

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Kyrgios was born in Canberra, Australia on 27 April 1995. Kyrgios’ father George was born in Georgani, Greece and is of Greek heritage and his mother Norlaila comes from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Kyrgios’ father is a tradesman (painter) and his mother is a software engineer. Nicholas Hilmy Kyrgios (Nick for short) is the third of three children. Christos Kyrgios is his elder brother who is 26 years old (lawyer) and Halimah Kyrgios is his sister who is 23 years old (musical theater performer).

Kyrgios attended Radford College until Year 8 and completed his Year 12 certificate in 2012 at Daramalan College in Canberra. Kyrgios was a promising basketball player and had represented ACT, Australia in basketball until he made the decision to focus solely on his tennis when he was 14 years old. Kyrgios gained a full scholarship at the Australian Institute of Sport in 2012 where he was able to further develop his tennis.

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