Nick Kyrgios reacted in a normal way to getting a 16-week provisional ban from ATP. Through his official Instagram Stories account, the Australian player wrote: "Everyone. I can still play. I am just on probation, relax, I'll be playing and tennis will still be fun it's okay.
I just have to keep a lid on my behaviour that's all." Kyrgios lost in the opening round to Andreas Seppi in Zhuhai, while Alex De Minaur instead went very far and reached the final. The Australian, speaking of his 6-2 6-2 win over Roberto Bautista Agut on Saturday in the semis, said: "Pretty much playing with my eyes closed.
I mean, I could not do anything wrong today. It was just one of those days that, I'm playing poor before the match and I've hit two of the luckiest shots I've hit in my life and my coach is like, Today's going to be a good day.
And it was. Trying to keep focus and make as many first serves as I can. And today my first serve was giving me a lot of free points and I was able to get on top of the point early. So I'm just proud that I didn't get broken or just was able to play very smart throughout the whole match. And I had no dips in my level or concentration, which is also something I've worked really hard on."