Sun. Jul 25th, 2021

Rafael Nadal vs Nick Kyrgios | Head 2 Head | Video Highlights

General information about players

5Wins3
34Age25
6’1″ (185 cm)Height6’4″ (193 cm)
187 lbs (85 kg)Weight187 lbs (85 kg)
Left-HandedPlaysRight-Handed
Two-HandedBackhandTwo-Handed
86Career Titles6

Description of rivalry

The first fight between Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios took place in 2014 at Wimbledon. Kyrgios shocked the audience by beating the talented Spaniard in 4 sets. In the next two meetings, Rafael Nadal won without letting Nick into the quarter-finals of the Masters in Rome and Madrid. But these meetings were held on the ground, where Rafa is really very good, but Nick does not like to play on the ground. Their fourth meeting took place in 2017 on a hard surface in Cincinnati, in the quarterfinals stage, Nick beat Rafael in two sets. Another victory Nick was able to win in 2019 in the competition in Acapulco, wherein three sets defeated Nadal. Nadal won their last two meetings, which took place in the Grand Slam tournaments, namely Wimbledon Australian Open.

Head To Head Matches

YearEventRoundSurfaceWinnerScore
2020Australian OpenR16HardRafael Nadal
6-3, 3-6, 7-6, 7-6 
2019WimbledonR64GrassRafael Nadal
3-6, 6-3, 6-7,6-7  
2019AcapulcoR16HardNick Kyrgios
3-6 , 7-6, 7-6  
2017BeijingFHardRafael Nadal
6-2, 6-1  
2017Masters CincinnatiQFHardNick Kyrgios
6-2,7-5 
2017Masters MadridR16ClayRafael Nadal6-3,6-1
2016Masters RomeR16ClayRafael Nadal6-7,6-2,6-4
2014WimbledonR16GrassNick Kyrgios7-6, 5-7,7-6,6-3

What do athletes say about each other?

“I have no opinion. I know Kyrgios too badly to give him an opinion. He often does not behave like me and it is unpleasant for me. But also Nick plays cool and treats tennis with a fuse. Thanks to Kirgios, tennis is developing.

I want the Tour to develop, so such bright players are very important. If Nick puts up his mind and is ready to try, he is very interesting. But sometimes he doesn’t behave in the way I think is right.

Rafael Nadal

“Several times we had disagreements in the course of the matches. There is nothing surprising here, because we both have a fighting character. However, I by no means want to belittle his achievements.

Rafa is a great champion, he won 20 “Slams” – it’s just incredible. I don’t think there will ever be another player like him.

Nick Kyrgios

Video Highlights

Rafael Nadal vs Nick Kyrgios – Match Highlights (R4) | Australian Open 2020

Rafael Nadal vs Nick Kyrgios Wimbledon 2019 second round highlights

Rafael Nadal v Nick Kyrgios Classic | Acapulco 2019

Rafa Nadal beats Nick Kyrgios to win Beijing title | China Open 2017 Final Highlights

Rafael NADAL vs Nick KYRGIOS | Cincinnati 2017 QF Highlights

Nadal vs Kyrgios | Mutua Madrid Open 2017 on Clay | Highlights

Nick Kyrgios vs Rafael Nadal: Wimbledon fourth round 2014