Nick Kyrgios is no stranger to controversy. The Australian tennis player has been known for his bad attitude on the court and his general disregard for authority, but things came to a head this week during Wimbledon. Kyrgios was charged with assault after an incident in December, and things only got worse at Wimbledon when he spit in the direction of an abusive fan and gave an explosive post-match press conference. While Kyrgios is no stranger to drama, it seems that his latest controversies may finally be catching up with him.Big breaks on the way for nick kyrgios?
The most important thing to know about Kyrgios right now is that he is facing a significant suspension. The ATP has announced that the 20-year-old will be suspended for one year and fined $60,000. His suspension will be activated after he serves the first of the two required drug tests that he will have to complete after Wimbledon.He has also been banned from attending all ATP events until his suspension is over, and he will not be allowed to play on the ATP Challenger Tour until the suspension is over. He has been given a break until the fall of 2017.
Kyrgios’ case is a lot worse than that of many other players. He was caught up in a doping scandal with his coach, but even if he had not been caught, he would still be suspended for breaking his agreement with the ATP. Players are supposed to agree to random drug tests, and the ATP has a list of banned substances that players are expected to randomly test for when they are on the court. Kyrgios violated that agreement by refusing to submit to drug testing.
Kyrgios’ behavior will also be grounds for a suspension. The ATP has implemented a code of conduct for its events, and tennis players are expected to behave appropriately on and off the court. Kyrgios was charged with assault after an incident in December, and he is facing a fine for giving an explosive press conference after the incident. He has also been fined $10,000 for giving an interview to a TMZ cameraman without the permission of the tournament, which is a violation of the tournament’s rules.
Kyrgios’ suspension could be the final straw that breaks the camel’s back. His behavior is already well-documented, and his attitude has sometimes been described as “outlandish.” His refusal to take part in the drug testing program has hurt him in the eyes of other tennis players, and it is unlikely that he will ever be invited to play on the ATP Tour again. The only question is how long his suspension will last.
Suspended for one year: nick kyrgios facing some issues of his own. Nick Kyrgios has been suspended for one year by the ATP for his behavior on the court, and things only got worse after Wimbledon.
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The suspension will be activated after Kyrgios serves the first of two required drug tests that he will have to complete after Wimbledon. He has also been banned from attending all ATP events until his suspension is over, and he will not be allowed to play on the ATP Challenger Tour until the suspension is over.