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Kyrgios gets 16-week suspension for ‘aggravated behaviour’

London, Sep 26 (IANS) Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios has been handed a 16-week suspension beside being fined 25,000 US dollars for ‘aggravated behaviour’ after an Association of Tennis Professionals’ (ATP) investigation.

Issuing a statement, the ATP said: “The investigation found a pattern of behaviour related to Kyrgios’s verbal abuse of officials and/or spectators in the past 12 months that constitutes a violation.”

The statement also said the player had five working days to appeal against the suspension.

Kyrgios, 24, had picked up the initial fine for unsportsmanlike conduct, verbal abuse and an audible obscenity in Cincinnati after arguing with the chair umpire and smashing two rackets during his second-round defeat by Russia’s Karen Khachanov.

–IANS

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