Nick Kyrgios on his ‘detention’: ‘I’m just on probation, relax’
Nick Kyrgios has promised to be on his “best behaviour” over the next six months after receiving “detention” from the ATP for “aggravated behaviour”.
The controversial Australian was handed a suspended 16-week ban and an additional fine of $25,000 following several misdemeanours.
Kyrgios was initially fined $113,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct, ball abuse, leaving the court without permission and an audible obscenity following his exit from the Cincinnati Masters in August.
However, the 24-year-old didn’t take the punishment lying down as he accused the ATP Tour of being “pretty corrupt” only to later retract the comment.
After investigating the matter, the ATP decided to hand him a six-month suspended sentence.
Kyrgios has five days to appeal, but he commented about the issue on Instagram.
“Guess I’m on my best behaviour for 6 months,” he wrote and added the hashtag #detention.
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In another post shared on his Instagram Story, he wrote: “Everyone, I can still play, I’m just on probation, relax.
“I’ll be playing and tennis will still be fun, it’s ok, I just have to keep a lid on my behaviour, that’s all.”
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