Nick Kyrgios will make his first appearance on the ATP Tour in Kuala Lampur on Monday – coming back from a suspension and will look to end the season on a high note with a title victory in Malaysia. The Australian was handed a 28 day suspension from the tour and a hefty fine after being involved in a sledging incident against Stan Wawrinka.
Kyrgios was allowed to compete at the US Open as the controlling authority over the Grand Slam events is the ITF. The ban from ATP, however, withstood and as per the sanctions imposed on the Australian, if he is found to be not in conduct as per the tour rules, he will further be suspended for another month.
So heading to Kuala Lampur much is at stake for the Australian who will be crowd's favorite as his mother’s heritage is Malaysian. “It is definitely a special tournament not only for me but also for my mum.
I also have a lot of relatives in Malaysia so there is added pressure for me to do well” - Kyrgios said - “But I enjoyed playing in KL last year and felt really comfortable. I think I can do well in Malaysia. I am feeling quite good at the moment, this will be the second time I'll be playing in Kuala Lumpur and I am already quite used to the conditions.
Courts are perfect, they are quite similar to the Australian Open and I think they suit my game a lot.”