The rise of Nick Kyrgios – Nick Kyrgios is a man in demand at the Australian Open, the first tennis grand slam of the 2015 season.
The rise of Nick Kyrgios – The 19-year-old from Canberra carries home hopes for the enthusiastic fans in Melbourne.
The rise of Nick Kyrgios – The big-hitter is tipped to be Australia's next grand slam champion and he's already got some silverware after winning the Australian Open boys' single crown in 2013.
The rise of Nick Kyrgios – A shock victory over Spanish 14-time grand slam winner Rafael Nadal in the fourth round at the 2014 Wimbledon championships burnished Kyrgios' reputation.
The rise of Nick Kyrgios – A place in the Wimbledon quarterfinals was a major breakthrough for the 19-year-old Australian.
The rise of Nick Kyrgios – Kyrgios says spending time away from his family and friends is one of the sacrifices of success. His sister Halimah and his father George traveled to watch his landmark Wimbledon win.
The rise of Nick Kyrgios – There are some upsides to success -- including a trip on a private jet to compete at the inaugural International Premier League Tennis.
The rise of Nick Kyrgios – Injuries at the start of the new 2015 season means Kyrgios has spent much of the build-up to the Australian Open on the sidelines.
The rise of Nick Kyrgios – Away from the court, Kyrgios revealed he is fan of English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur. "I love their players especially Emmanuel Adebayor. I had the opportunity to go meet them while I was over in London for the ATP University so that was, that was awesome, seeing their training facility and it was something that I'm gonna remember." Kyrgios (centre) is pictured playing computer football with Gael Monfils (left) and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
The rise of Nick Kyrgios – Soccer is not the only sport Kyrios follows. A fan of NBA team the Boston Celtics, he says: "to this day I still wanna become a basketballer, even though I'm playing tennis."