Nick Kyrgios Banned For Eight Weeks

Nick Kyrgios has been banned for eight tournaments weeks and fined $25,000 for his recent behaviour during the Shanghai Masters last week. Kyrgios patted the ball over the net several times when serving in his straight sets defeat by Mischa Zverev. He also began walking back to his chair before Zverev serve had landed.

The world ranked number 14 said he will use this time off to improve on and off the court. Tennis Australia said Kyrgios has agreed to seek professional help and would continue to offer their full support.