Happy Birthday, Nick Kyrgios, who turns 29 today

Happy Birthday Nick Kyrgios, who turns 26 today

One of the tennis stars, Nick Kyrgios, was born on April 27, 1995, and turns 29 today!

He was born in Canberra, Australia, to a Greek father, Giorgos and a Malay mother, Norlaila.

Born in Canberra, Australia, the 29-year-old has a mixed heritage. While his dad is from Greece, what many might not know is that his mum is actually Malaysian!

Nick shared a recent Instagram Story of him in baju Raya with a caption stating, "People always forget half Greek half Malaysian... Kygs in full baju Melayu."

According to the New Straits Times, it is believed that her grandfather was the cousin to the late Sultan of Pahang. Norlaila, who is a Tengku by birth, migrated to Australia in her 20s and married George Kyrgios, a self-employed house painter.

Aside from Kyrgios, they have two other children, Christos and Halimah.

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Happy Birthday Nick Kyrgios, who turns 26 today

Nick Kyrgios in full flight in Australian Open

Nick Kyrgios is a professional tennis player from Australia, born on April 27, 1995, in Canberra, Australia. He is known for his powerful serve, unorthodox style of play, and fiery personality on and off the court.

Kyrgios turned professional in 2013 and quickly made a name for himself by defeating Rafael Nadal in the fourth round of Wimbledon in 2014. He has since won six ATP singles titles and reached a career-high ranking of No. 13 globally.

Kyrgios has also been known for his controversial behaviour on and off the court, including arguing with officials, making inappropriate comments about other players, and engaging in erratic behaviour during matches. However, he has also been praised for his charitable work, including raising money for disaster relief efforts and supporting organizations that help children.

Overall, Kyrgios is a polarizing figure in the tennis world, known for his talent and unpredictable behaviour both on and off the court.

Happy Birthday Nick Kyrgios, who turns 26 today
Happy Birthday Nick Kyrgios, who turns 26 today

In his junior career, Kyrgios won the boys’ singles event at the 2013 Australian Open and the boys’ doubles event at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships.

During his professional career, Kyrgios reached the quarterfinals of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships—upsetting then world no. 1 Rafael Nadal and world no. 13 Richard Gasquet en route—and the quarterfinals of the 2015 Australian Open.

He is only the third player, after Dominik Hrbatý and fellow Australian Lleyton Hewitt, to have beaten Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic the first time he played each of them.

Happy Birthday Nick Kyrgios, who turns 26 today

Kyrgios has a controversial reputation due to his on-court antics, but he also has a heart full of gold.

Happy Birthday Nick Kyrgios, who turns 26 today

The NK Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Nick Kyrgios, an Australian professional tennis player. The organization is dedicated to providing sports facilities and opportunities for underprivileged youth in Australia and worldwide.

Happy Birthday Nick Kyrgios, who turns 26 today

The NK Foundation aims to promote physical activity and healthy living among young people, particularly those from low-income backgrounds. The organization has partnered with various charities and community organizations to build sports facilities, fund sports programs, and provide equipment to help children engage in sports and physical activity.

The NK Foundation promotes physical health and seeks to address mental health and well-being among young people.

Happy Birthday Nick Kyrgios, who turns 26 today

The organization has supported mental health initiatives and partnered with mental health organizations to raise awareness about the importance of mental health and provide resources for young people who may be struggling.

The NK Foundation is committed to positively impacting young people's lives by promoting physical activity, healthy living, and mental health awareness.

Two days ago, Kygrios' girlfriend posted a series of Instagram Stories showing them visiting Batu Caves and the PETRONAS Twin Towers, as well as walking through Jalan Alor

In her Stories, she shared videos of a lok lok truck, them trying tanghulu, walking up the stairs at Batu Caves, and posing in front of the Twin Towers.

The athlete's sister, Halimah, also shared several photos of them visiting their Malaysian side of the family recently.

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If you've been wondering why Kygrios has been absent on court lately, it's because he's been grappling with multiple injuries

According to The Sporting News, he is struggling with wrist and knee injuries and hasn't played a professional tennis match since June last year.

It's unclear when he will return to the court.

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