Nick Kyrgios has no coach but meet the Australian tennis star's team

Joshua Rogers September 5, 2022
Nick Kyrgios has no coach but meet the Australian tennis star's team
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Ahead of his quarter-final tie at the 2022 US Open, we look at Nick Kyrgios’ team who support his tennis career.

Nick Kyrgios is one of tennis’ most explosive and entertaining players – ever. The enigmatic Australian has made a name for himself over the years, with various outbursts and on-court incidents often overshadowing what a talented player he is.

23rd seed Kyrgios is into the quarter-final at this year’s US Open where he takes on Russian Karen Khachanov. The Australian beat world no.1 Daniil Medvedev  7-6 (13-11) 3-6 6-3 6-2  in the previous round.

After the match, the Wimbledon finalist said: “It was an amazing match. Daniil is the defending champion and a lot of pressure on his shoulders, but I’ve been playing great recently.

“People were really starting to doubt my ability to pull out matches like this at majors. I’m really proud of myself because it hasn’t been easy dealing with all the criticism.”

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Nick Kyrgios’ coaching situation explained

It is well documented that, since 2013, Nick Kyrgios has been without a coach. The Australian has been repeatedly asked about coaches throughout his career but has always maintained they’re just not for him

He once said (via TennisNet): “I just don’t think a coach is ready for me and I want to spare him that because it would otherwise be a nightmare. At the current stage of my career, it is already too advanced for a coach because my paths have already solidified. And I just don’t like to listen to advice, to be completely honest.”

In 2022, Kyrgios added: “I don’t have a coach, I haven’t had a coach for four, five years now. I feel like tactically I’m one of the best players on tour, I feel like I’m very tactically switched on.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 02: Nick Kyrgios of Australia in action during his Gentlemens Singles Third Round match against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece during day six of The Championships Wimbledon 2022 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 2, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

He still has a team that supports his career

Although Nick Kyrgios doesn’t officially have a coach, he does have a team behind him that have helped out in a coaching capacity when needed over the years.

According to his own website, Kyrgios’ hitting partner is Will Reid. Reid presumably helps train Nick for events by hitting balls with him.

Nick’s agent and manager, John Morris, “has also worked with Nick in a coaching capacity at certain times since 2014”.

John is director of sports management at Global Sporting Connections, based in London. He has worked with many top 100 players as a manager and a coach. John also captained England and GB teams at the Commonwealth Games and Youth Olympics respectively.

Carlos Fleming is Nick’s other manager, while Nick Maher is his physiotherapist. Maher “travels with Nick extensively on the ATP Tour”, and “has really helped in managing Nick’s body and educating Nick on best practice with regards to looking after his body”.

“Nick credits Will with being able to play more events, tournaments, and matches since joining the team in January 2015.”

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Nick’s girlfriend Costeen Hatzi is also a big supporter

Nick’s girlfriend is Costeen Hatzi, someone he admits to playing tennis with once or twice a week. Nick and Costeen were spotted taking in the sights in London during Wimbledon this year.

The couple posed for photos in front of Big Ben and Buckingham Palace:

Costeen is an influencer involved in home decor and interiors. However, she spends a lot of time with boyfriend Nick on the tennis circuit.

She has also been in Nick’s box at the US Open all week. Costeen will no doubt be there cheering Nick on in his quarter-final match.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.