Nadal vs Kyrgios Head to Head Stats

Nick Kyrgios and Rafael Nadal have played each other a total of nine times on the ATP Tour with Rafa currently leading their H2H 6-3.

The last time they played each other was in the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open in 2022, with Rafa winning the match in three sets 7-6, 5-7, 6-4.

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

Nadal vs Kyrgios Head to Head Stats

Nadal vs Kyrgios H2H

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)
3Hard courts2
2Clay0
1Grass1
1Finals0
2Grand Slam Tournaments1
3Masters 1000 Tournaments1
0ATP World Tour Finals0
0Davis Cup0

Grand Slams

Nick Kyrgios (or “NK”) and Rafael Nadal (or “RN”) have played each other a total of three times in grand slam tournaments (once at the Australian Open and twice at Wimbledon) with Rafa currently leading their grand slam H2H 2-1.

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

YearGrand SlamRoundWinnerMatch Score
2022WimbledonSemifinalsNKWalkover
2020Australian Open4th RoundRN6-3, 3-6, 7-6, 7-6
2019Wimbledon2nd RoundRN6-3, 3-6, 7-6, 7-6
2014Wimbledon4th RoundNK7-6, 5-7, 7-6, 6-3

Head to Head by Court Surface

To date, They have faced each other a total of five times on hard courts, two times on grass courts, and two times on clay courts.

Hard Courts

They have met each other a total of five times on hard courts with Rafa currently leading their H2H on hard courts 3-2.

YearTournamentRoundWinnerMatch Score
2022Indian WellsQuarterfinalsRN7-6, 5-7, 6-4
2020Australian Open4th RoundRN6-3, 3-6, 7-6, 7-6
2019AcapulcoRound of 16NK3-6, 7-6, 7-6
2017BeijingFinalRN6-2, 6-1
2017Cincinnati MastersQuarterfinalsNK6-2, 7-5

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.

Nick also received a walkover over Rafa at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships.

YearGrand SlamRoundWinnerMatch Score
2022WimbledonSemifinalsNKWalkover
2019Wimbledon2nd RoundRN6-3, 3-6, 7-6, 7-6
2014Wimbledon4th RoundNK7-6, 5-7, 7-6, 6-3

Clay Courts

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

YearTournamentRoundWinnerMatch Score
2017Madrid MastersRound of 16RN6-3, 6-1
2016Rome MastersRound of 16RN6-7, 6-2, 6-4

Matches Played per Year

Their first match was in 2014 (London), with their last match being in 2022 (Indian Wells).

So far, Rafa has dominated his H2H with Nick winning only three of the nine matches they have played to date

YearMatchesNadal WinsKyrgios WinsH2H
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 2022 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

FAQ

How many times has Nick Kyrgios beaten Rafael Nadal?

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

How many times have they played each other?

They have played each other a total of nine times on tour.

When did they first play each other?

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

Has Nick Kyrgios won a match against Nadal on Clay?

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

Has Nick Kyrgios ever beaten Nadal at Wimbledon?

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

Have they ever played each other on grass?

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

Have they ever played doubles together?

To date, they have not played doubles together.

Are they friends?

They would not be considered friends on or off court.