In the build up of the US Open, Scotsman Andy Murray has said that he does not think that Aussie bad boy, Nick Kyrgios, is an actual bad boy.
Andy Murray – Nick kyrgios is one of the first round posters in New York. During the Media Day, Britain was, of course, asked about the recent escapades of the Australian. And number 3 worldwide defends the Aussie.
“He is young and we all make mistakes. Everyone between 19 and 20 years did. Unfortunately for him, his mistake was seen by millions of viewers. I think it was not good. But all people are different and ripen in their own time. I do not think it’s a bad boy. he has an unbelievable talent. we must be patient with him because he is very young and it is never easy to grow when it is under fire projectors.”
The Nick Kyrgios verdict by the ATP Tour
The incident Andy Murray is referring to is the snide remark Nick Kyrgios made about Stan Wawrinka’s girlfriend Donna Vekic. The comment, which we won’t repeat on TSF, hit the headlines worldwide and was reason for the ATP Tour for an official investigation into Nick Kyrgios’ behaviour.
The conclusion of that investigation led to Kyrgios being found guilty of aggravated behaviour.
The ATP has imposed a further fine of US$25,000 as well as a suspension for a period of 28 days from any ATP sanctioned event. However, the fine and suspension are withheld on the condition that, over the next six-month period, ending 24 February 2016, the player:
1) does not incur any fines for verbal or physical abuse at any ATP sanctioned tournament, or;
2) does not accumulate fines totalling more than US$5,000 for any other offences at ATP sanctioned tournaments.
Once the player has met those conditions the penalties will be formally dismissed. If the conditions are not met the penalties will be invoked after any appeals process is exhausted.
The ATP review analysed information gathered from various sources on-site and also included a submission on behalf of the player