You might remember Nick Kyrios’s bad behaviour landed him in hot water a couple of weeks ago and he was slapped with an eight week suspension and fined more than $50,000 following that poor effort at the Shanghai Masters.
Now it appears the troubled tennis star is set for a reprieve, with reports the APT Tour ban will be slashed.
According to Fox Sports, Kyrgios’s ban is set to be reduced to just three weeks if the Australian “engages a sports psychologist”.
It is said that the 21-year-old is currently receiving treatment, which could have him back on the court in no time.
“Nick has taken up the care plan on offer to him from the ATP. The details and contents of the plan are strictly confidential,” the ATP says.
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The reduction of time on his suspension will have little impact on his 2016 season, with the World Tour Finals in London in November all that remain. However, it will mean Kyrgios can get a start on his preparations for the Australian summer season of tennis, which includes the Hopman Cup in Perth and the Australian Open in Melbourne, without the penalty hanging over his head.
Nick Kyrgios is currently ranked 13th in the world.
What do you think on the eight-week ban being reduced? How will a sports psychologist influence the tennis star’s behaviour?