Tennis - 18 year old Australian Nick Kyrgios becomes only teen to crack ATP Top 200

Tennis - 18 year old Australian Nick Kyrgios becomes only teen to crack ATP Top 200

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Tennis - While there are atleast a dozen teenagers in the WTA Top 100, the boys on the ATP Tour have been taking their own sweet time to climb up the rankings. 18 year old Australian Nick Kyrgios ducked the trend this week as he became the only teenager to rank inside the world's top 200 rankings.

Kyrgios is the current world no. 1 junior and this week moved 26 spots to no. 186 in the ATP rankings. Kyrgios moved up after qualifying for the US Open men's singles draw where he lost to David Ferrer, the world no. 4, in four sets.

Kyrgios is also part of the Australian Davis Cup team this weekend. Davis Cup Coach Josh Eagle told Tennis.com.au, "This is what we want and expect from him, because the kid’s got game. Every time he’s stepped up at grand slam senior level he’s showed a sense of belonging which most young players don’t have.

He seems to thrive in these occasions, that’s really promising. Nick’s in with a huge chance and we see him as a big part of the future of Australian tennis.” .