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Published: 09:36 | 17/10/16

Kyrgios banned for eight weeks

Nick Kyrgios has been banned for eight weeks and fined $25,000 for his behaviour during the Shanghai Masters last week.

The ATP launched an investigation after Kyrgios appeared to give up during many points during his match with Mischa Zverev, including walking to his chair as soon as his opponent had served.

The controversial Australian was in no mood for answer questions on his behaviour during his post-match press conference telling reporters "If you don't like it, I didn't ask you to come watch. Just leave" when it was claimed that he had let fans down.

He was immediately hit with a $16,500 fine with the ATP imposing a further fine of $25,000 and an eight-week suspension, although this will be reduced to three weeks if he agrees to work with a sports psychologist.

As things stand, Kyrgios will be suspended from October 17, 2016 until January 15, 2017 but he could regain eligibility to compete from November 7, 2016 if he 'enters a plan of care under the direction of a sports psychologist, or an equivalent plan approved by ATP'.

In a statement, Kyrgios said: "The Asian circuit was particularly tough after the long week and win in Tokyo and with the travel throughout the continent, my body finally just gave out in Shanghai both physically and mentally. This is no excuse, and I know very well that I need to apologise to the fans – in Shanghai and in other parts of the world.

"I regret that my year is ending this way and that I will not have a chance to continue chasing the ATP Finals. This was an important goal for me. I do understand and respect the decision by the ATP and I will use this time off to improve on and off the court. I am truly sorry and look forward to returning in 2017."

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