Nadal vs Kyrgios Head to Head Stats

The first Nadal vs Kyrgios match was in the 4th round at Wimbledon in 2014 with Nick Kyrgios winning the match in four sets (7-6, 5-7, 7-6, 6-3).

Since then they have played each other a total of nine times with Nadal currently leading their head to head six wins to three.

The last time Nick Kyrgios and Rafael Nadal played each other was in the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open in 2022, with Nadal winning the match 7-6, 5-7, 6-4.

Nadal vs Kyrgios Head to Head Stats

Nadal vs Kyrgios Quick Facts

Rafael NadalvsNick Kyrgios
1986Year born1995
2001 Year turned Pro2013
Left handedPlaysRight handed
Two handed backhandBackhandTwo handed backhand
6Matches won3
67% (6/9)Winning Percentage33% (3/9)
3Matches won on a hard court2
2Matches won on clay0
1Matches won on grass1
1Matches won in Finals0
2Matches won in Grand Slam Tournaments1
3Matches won in Masters 1000 Tournaments1
0Matches won in ATP World Tour Finals0
0Matches won in the Davis Cup0

Nadal vs Kyrgios Head to Head Stats

Head to Head at the Grand Slams

To date, Kyrgios, and Nadal have played each other a total of three times in grand slam tournaments (once at the Australian Open and twice at Wimbledon) with Nadal currently leading their grand slam H2H 2-1.

They were due to play each other in the semifinals of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships but Nadal was forced to withdraw from the tournament due to an abdominal injury he had.

YearGrand SlamRoundWinnerMatch Score
2022WimbledonSemifinalsKyrgiosWalkover
2020Australian Open4th RoundNadal6-3, 3-6, 7-6, 7-6
2019Wimbledon2nd RoundNadal6-3, 3-6, 7-6, 7-6
2014Wimbledon4th RoundKyrgios7-6, 5-7, 7-6, 6-3

Head to Head by Court Surface

To date, Nadal and Kyrgios have played each other a total of five times on hard courts, two times on grass courts, and two times on clay courts.

Head to Head on Hard Courts

Nadal and Kyrgios have played each other a total of five times on hard courts with Nadal currently leading their H2H on hard courts 3-2.

YearTournamentRoundWinnerMatch Score
2022Indian WellsQuarterfinalsNadal7-6, 5-7, 6-4
2020Australian Open4th RoundNadal6-3, 3-6, 7-6, 7-6
2019ATP AcapulcoRound of 16Kyrgios3-6, 7-6, 7-6
2017ATP BeijingFinalNadal6-2, 6-1
2017Cincinnati OpenQuarterfinalsKyrgios6-2, 7-5

Head to Head on Grass Courts

Both of their meetings on grass courts came at the Wimbledon Championships with their H2H on grass currently standing at 1 win each.

Kyrgios also received a walkover over Nadal at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships.

YearGrand SlamRoundWinnerMatch Score
2022WimbledonSemifinalsKyrgiosWalkover
2019Wimbledon2nd RoundNadal6-3, 3-6, 7-6, 7-6
2014Wimbledon4th RoundKyrgios7-6, 5-7, 7-6, 6-3

Head to Head on Clay Courts

It’s no surprise that the King of Clay Rafael Nadal leads his clay court H2H with Kyrgios 2-0.

YearTournamentRoundWinnerMatch Score
2017Madrid OpenRound of 16Nadal6-3, 6-1
2016Rome OpenRound of 16Nadal6-7, 6-2, 6-4

Nadal vs Kyrgios Matches Played per Year

Below is a schedule of the matches played by Nadal and Kyrgios over the years.

So far, Nadal has dominated their H2H with Kyrgios winning only three of the nine matches they have played to date

YearMatches PlayedNadal WinsKyrgios WinsH2H (Nadal – Kyrgios)
2014110-1
20150-1
2016111-1
20173213-2
20183-2
20192114-3
2020115-3
20215-3
2022116-3

Below are match highlights from their quarterfinal match at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Nadal and Kyrgios Rivalry

How many times has Nick Kyrgios beaten Rafael Nadal?

Nick Kyrgios has beaten Rafael Nadal a total of three times (2014 Wimbledon, 2017 Cincinnati Masters, and 2019 Acapulco)

How many times have Nadal and Kyrgios played each other?

Nadal and Kyrgios have played each other a total of nine times (2014 Wimbledon, 2016 Rome Open, 2017 Madrid Open, 2017 Cincinnati Masters, 2017 ATP Beijing, 2019 ATP Acapulco, 2019 Wimbledon, 2020 Australian Open, and 2022 BNP Paribas Open)

When did Nadal and Kyrgios first play each other?

Their first match was in the 4th round of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships, which Kyrgios won in four sets (7-6, 5-7, 7-6, 6-3).

Has Nick Kyrgios ever beaten Nadal on Clay?

No, Nick Kyrgios has yet to beat Nadal on clay. They have played each other twice on clay courts (2016 Rome Open and 2017 Madrid Open) with Nadal winning both matches.

Has Nick Kyrgios ever beaten Nadal at Wimbledon?

Yes, Nick Kyrgios beat Nadal in four sets in the 4th round of the 2014 Wimbledon championships (7-6, 5-7, 7-6, 6-3).

Have Nadal and Kyrgios ever played each other on grass?

Yes, they have played each other twice on grass (2014 Wimbledon and 2019 Wimbledon).

Have Nadal and Kyrgios ever played doubles together?

To date, Nadal and Kyrgios have not played doubles together.

Are Nadal and Kyrgios friends?

Nadal and Kyrgios would not be considered friends on or off court.