MELBOURNE, Oct 18 (Reuters) - The ATP has rarely garnered praise for its handling of misconduct but former doubles great and Tennis Australia (TA) official Todd Woodbridge believes the players' association hit the mark with the suspension of wayward talent Nick Kyrgios.
MELBOURNE, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Australia's tempestuous talent Nick Kyrgios has the potential to be a future grand slam champion but could just as easily be lost to the sport if he fails to get the support he needs, according to former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash.
While much of the talk in recent days has been on whether Andy Murray can become world No 1 before the end of the year, the man himself is not getting at all carried away by the prospect.
Nick Kyrgios was 'distraught' after his tanking incident and inflammatory press conference in Shanghai last week, which have led to him being suspended for the rest of the season.
Murray clinched his sixth title of the year on Sunday after beating Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut Novak Djokovic in the final of the Shanghai Masters.
Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has been suspended by the Association of Tennis Professionals for his 'disrespectful' performance against Mischa Zverev last week.
Johanna Konta has been handed a potential lifeline in her bid to reach the WTA Finals in Singapore next week after Serena Williams withdrew through injury. The British No 1 missed out on automatic qualification.
Fourth-seeded Caroline Garcia was taken to three sets before beating Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 7-6 (2), 2-6, 6-4 on Monday in the first round of the Luxembourg Open
Daria Kasatkina of Russia powered into the second round of the Kremlin Cup on Monday, beating Switzerland's Belinda Bencic 6-4, 6-1
Oct 17 (Gracenote) - Results from the Kremlin Cup Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday 8-Darya Kasatkina (Russia) beat Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) 6-4 6-1 9-Timea Babos (Hungary) beat Irina Begu (Romania) 6-2 6-7(2) 7-5
The 21-year-old Australian had already been fined for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Oct 17 (Gracenote) - Results from the Antwerp Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Robin Haase (Netherlands) beat Paul-Henri Mathieu (France) 6-4 6-2 Inigo Cervantes (Spain) beat Michael Berrer (Germany) 6-1 3-6 6-1 Andreas Seppi (Italy) beat 8-Federico Delbonis (Argentina) 7-6(7) 5-7 6-3
Andy Murray defeated Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6 (1), 6-1 to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday, his second title in as many weeks and the sixth overall in what is shaping up to be his most successful season on tour
Oct 17 (Gracenote) - Results from the Stockholm Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Kevin Anderson (South Africa) beat 8-Marcos Baghdatis (Cyprus) 2-6 6-4 6-2 Radu Albot (Moldova) beat 5-Steve Johnson (U.S.) 6-3 6-4 Adrian Mannarino (France) beat Donald Young (U.S.) 7-5 6-4 Ryan Harrison (U.S.) beat Adam Pavlasek (Czech Republic) 6-3 7-5
Radu Albot of Moldova upset fifth-seeded Steve Johnson in straight sets in the first round of the Stockholm on Monday
Oct 17 (Gracenote) - Results from the Luxembourg Championship Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Francesca Schiavone (Italy) beat 5-Laura Siegemund (Germany) 6-2 6-2 Monica Niculescu (Romania) beat Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) 6-4 6-2 4-Caroline Garcia (France) beat Anett Kontaveit (Estonia) 7-6(2) 2-6 6-4
Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios has been suspended for the remainder of the season and fined $25,000 for 'conduct contrary to the integrity of the game.'
Andy Murray has narrowed the gap with Novak Djokovic for the No. 1 ranking.