'I'm not sure he's learned anything': Laver calls for Kyrgios ban06 September 2019 AFP, Sydney
Tennis great Rod Laver has called for Nick Kyrgios to be suspended from the ATP Tour over bad behaviour, saying his fellow Australian appears not to be learning from his mistakes.
The explosive and temperamental 24-year-old Kyrgios has a history of notorious outbursts and is being investigated for potential rule violations after calling the ATP Tour "corrupt" during the US Open last week.
While he later backed away from the comment, it followed a record US$113,000 fine issued to him by the ATP for his actions at the Cincinnati Masters in August.
During that meltdown, he smashed two racquets and described an umpire as a "tool", with his sanction including fines for ball abuse, leaving the court without permission, an audible obscenity and unsportsmanlike conduct.
Kyrgios was warned that he could also face suspension from the sport once a full investigation had taken place.