Nick Kyrgios Will Face His Toughest Test Yet: Being A Good Lad For Six Months

Photo: Clive Brunskill (Getty Images)Over a month ago, Nick Kyrgios vaporized two rackets during a “bathroom break,” berated an umpire for the better part of an hour, and allegedly spat at that umpire at match’s end in Cincinnati. The next day, the ATP announced $113,000 in fines for the Australian’s nine code violations. The rest…

Nick Kyrgios Will Face His Toughest Test Yet: Being A Good Lad For Six Months

Photo: Clive Brunskill (Getty Images)Over a month ago, Nick Kyrgios vaporized two rackets during a “bathroom break,” berated an umpire for the better part of an hour, and allegedly spat at that umpire at match’s end in Cincinnati. The next day, the ATP announced $113,000 in fines for the Australian’s nine code violations. The rest of his punishment would come later.Despite (or, if we’re being real, because of) his shittier antics, Kyrgios puts butts in seats. This may help explain why the ATP took its time, let him play its premier exhibition event, and announced the next phase of his punishment some six weeks later—on the same day he announced a collarbone injury layoff from the tour. After an “investigation,” the t
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