Kyrgios handed suspended ban over Wawrinka rant

Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios has been handed a suspended ban and fine by the ATP for his crude verbal attack on Stan Wawrinka during a match.

In a statement on Monday, the ATP said it found 20-year-old Kyrgios guilty of “aggravated behaviour” and served him with a 28-day ban and $US25,000 ($A34,280) fine.

But both punishments will be waived if Kyrgios avoids any fines for verbal or physical abuse at ATP events over the next six months.


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Kyrgios made headlines around the world after crude remarks concerning Wawrinka’s reported girlfriend, teenager Donna Vekic, during a match against the Swiss ace in Montreal.

Kyrgios, who was fined $US10,000 by the ATP for his courtside sledge at the time, issued a statement apologising for his remarks, insisting they were made “in the heat of the moment”.

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