Nick Kyrgios is certainly one of the most controversial players on the ATP tour. Considered by many to be the greatest talent of his generation, he has won six ATP titles (including three ATP World Tour 500 series). In Grand Slam tournaments, he reached the quarterfinals in Wimbledon in 2014 and the Australian Open in 2015.
He is the second player after Lleyton Hewitt to have beaten Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djoković in their first match and scored 21 wins against Top 10 (11 against top 5). The Australian tennis player has a reputation as a talented but mercurial player, who frequently gets into trouble for his on-court conduct.
On August 15, 2019, Kyrgios was fined $113,000 for his conduct at the Cincinnati Masters; the fine set an ATP record. Concluding the investigation on September 26, he was issued a 16-week suspended ban and a $25,000 fine, along with a six-month probationary period.
Although Nick Kyrgios had corrected his comments by saying that "corrupt" was not the right choice of words, the ATP explained that a second investigation had taken place after his comments at the US Open. In an interview with Tennis TV, he talked about the women that inspire him in his journey: “My best friend was my grandma, she passed away, so I guess to this day she still inspires me.
I try and think back to all those good memories that we shared. I mean, she was a joker. I think that’s where I get most of my joking attitude from, and careless attitude at times. That’s who I miss the most, and who inspires me the most I think" - Kyrgios said.