Nick Kyrgios banned for not trying in tennis match, urged to see psychologist

London (CNN)Nick Kyrgios was prohibited for 8 weeks by the ATP World Tour after his most current circumstances of bad habits at the Shanghai Masters, where he cannot “offer best shots” and hardly attempted sometimes throughout his match. The guys’s trip prompted the flammable Australian to speak with a sports psychologist.

In a declaration on Monday, the ATP stated the gifted 21-year-old was discovered to have actually dedicated the significant offense of “Conduct Contrary to the Integrity of the Game.”

    In his post-match interview, Kyrgios stated he didn’t owe tennis fans who had actually paid cash to see him “anything.” Everything followed Kyrgios won the greatest title of his profession in Tokyo days previously.

    He kept his composure throughout in Japan– as well as drew kudos for tossing a water bottle into the stands to assist a fan in distress.
    Chris Kermode, the ATP’s executive chairman and president, called Kyrgios’ screen “inappropriate” and “ill-mannered.” He hoped Monday’s choice would assist Kyrgios in the future.
    “Nick’s conduct in Shanghai was undesirable, ill-mannered to the sport and its fans,” he stated in a declaration launched on the ATP’s Twitter feed.
    “We take these matters extremely seriously and he has actually because excused his actions. Nick is an incredible skill and our hope is that he utilizes this time far from the Tour constructively, and with some assistance, has the ability to go back to competitors with an enhanced state of mind and more powerful than before.”

    Previous history

    It is definitely not the very first time Kyrgios has actually been punished by the ATP for his actions.
    In 2015, he was provided a 28-day restriction and a $25,000 fine, both suspended for 6 months, after an occurrence in Montreal when he directed unpleasant remarks to his challenger Stan Wawrinka, relating to the Swiss’ sweetheart.
    He was fined for swearing at Wimbledon this summertime and in 2015, he was implicated of not attempting throughout a match versus Richard Gasquet. He rejected the charge.
    Kyrgios’s actions are similar to the 1980s and 1990s when the similarity John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors were suspended for bad habits.
    But unlike Kyrgios, McEnroe– notoriously called “very brat” throughout his playing days– and Connors might never ever be implicated of not attempting. McEnroe, now a popular TELEVISION expert, slammed Kyrgios after his beats this year at Wimbledon and the United States Open.

    “Truly sorry”

    “I naturally understand how crucial the fans are to the success of our sport and I personally like the interaction with fans in the numerous various cities throughout the world on the tennis circuit,” Kyrgios continued his site.
    “I am somebody who offers a big quantity of time to my fans due to the fact that I like and value their assistance. Their energy is exactly what encourages me to grab the top of the video game. I are sorry for that my year is ending in this manner which I will not have an opportunity to continue going after the ATP Finals.

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    “This was a crucial objective for me. I do appreciate the choice and comprehend by the ATP and I will utilize this time off to enhance on and off the court. I am genuinely sorry and eagerly anticipate returning in 2017.”

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