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.



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”.