Nick Kyrgios had been handed an 8-week suspension for tanking during the Shanghai Masters in his matchup against Mischa Zverev and was also given a hefty fine. The ban was reduced down to three weeks after the Australian admitted to his mistake and agreed to counselling suggested by the ATP.
A lot of the top names in tennis gave their advice to the young Australian including Andy Murray who is a member of the ATP player council. Taking about the issue of tanking, the World No 1 said that he admires Kyrgios for admitting to his mistakes.
“I think it’s a very difficult one to deal with because obviously we [the ATP Player Council] spoke quite a lot about, like, Nick’s situation in Shanghai, which was obviously bad,” Murray said. “He also admitted to it, as well, which is actually good in some ways because a lot of people don’t try their best, then would just say nothing to sort-of defend themselves so they don’t get in a bad situation. “There will be matches during the year, especially on the doubles tour where singles players play, they lose in singles, they just step on the court to play the match.
But it’s a difficult one to police. I don’t really know how you would go about that.” Source: Fox Sports Also Read: Marin Cilic hopes Jonas Bjorkman will help him beat the World No.1!