General information about players
|6’1″ (185 cm)||Height||6’4″ (193 cm)|
|187 lbs (85 kg)||Weight||187 lbs (85 kg)|
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
|2020||Australian Open||R16||Hard||Rafael Nadal|
6-3, 3-6, 7-6, 7-6
3-6, 6-3, 6-7,6-7
3-6 , 7-6, 7-6
|2017||Masters Cincinnati||QF||Hard||Nick Kyrgios|
|2017||Masters Madrid||R16||Clay||Rafael Nadal||6-3,6-1|
|2016||Masters Rome||R16||Clay||Rafael Nadal||6-7,6-2,6-4|
|2014||Wimbledon||R16||Grass||Nick Kyrgios||7-6, 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.
“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.