Nick Kyrgios not being included in the list of nominees does not come as much of surprise. The World No 13 has been snubbed for the award for the second year running and his lack of respect towards authority has not gotten any better.
Other known Australians who have not been included in the nominees are Thanasi Kokkinakis and Bernard Tomic. Responding to the snub, Kokkinakis took to Twitter and sarcastically said. "Surely I'm nominated at the Newcombe Medal this year?!?" Kokkinakis tweeted, tongue in cheek.
In reply to Kokkinakis’s tweet, Kyrgios went ahead and sarcastically responded as well.
Kyrgios was recently suspended from the ATP Tour following his meltdown in Shanghai.
Tomic who has also not been included did not make a case for himself as he was involved in several incidents throughout the year. Dylan Alcott, Daria Gavrilova, John Millman, John Peers, Samantha Stosur and Jordan Thompson are this year’s nominees for the Newcombe medal.