Nick Kyrgios has completed his ban.
Nick Kyrgios has completed his ban. Koji Sasahara

Kyrgios can go back on tour as ban ends

TENNIS: Nick Kyrgios can play again on the ATP Tour after completing his reduced ban, Tennis Australia official Todd Woodbridge has confirmed.

Kyrgios was originally banned for eight weeks for "for not giving his best effort” in the Shanghai Masters last month but that suspension was cut to three provided the 21-year-old Australian saw a sports psychologist.

Former doubles star Woodbridge said Kyrgios had now served his time but was unsure of the specific details his counselling.

"His three weeks are up and he could be back out on tour playing if he chose to,” Woodbridge told reporters in Adelaide yesterday.

"(The plan) was obviously to go seek sports psychology to work on all attributes of his game, both on and off the court.

"But I'm not privy to who he's seen and how that was played out.”

The ATP has said the details of the plan were confidential.

Woodbridge was in Adelaide to announce details of January's exhibition tournament the World Tennis Challenge, which include Kyrgios, Czech star Tomas Berdych, his coach Goran Ivanisevic and champion brothers Bob and Mike Bryan.


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