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Bad boy Nick Kyrgios left out of Australia Davis Cup team

Tennis `bad boy` Nick Kyrgios has been left out of his country`s Davis Cup semi-final against Britain in Glasgow next week to focus on his "personal and professional" development, captain Wally Masur said on Tuesday.

Reuters| Updated: Sep 08, 2015, 22:05 PM IST
Bad boy Nick Kyrgios left out of Australia Davis Cup team

London: Tennis `bad boy` Nick Kyrgios has been left out of his country`s Davis Cup semi-final against Britain in Glasgow next week to focus on his "personal and professional" development, captain Wally Masur said on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old, accused of not trying during a match at Wimbledon this year and handed a 28-day suspended ban by the ATP after making lewd suggestions about the girlfriend of opponent Stanislas Wawrinka during a match in Montreal last month, is his country`s second-ranked player at number 37 in the world.

Bernard Tomic, who also has a chequered disciplinary record, Lleyton Hewitt, Sam Groth and teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis will make up Wally Masur`s team.

"After some good healthy discussion with Nick and his team we have agreed on a plan to help him develop all aspects of his game and ensure a long and successful future in the sport," Masur said in a statement.

"Next week`s tie has come a bit too soon for him and he is not in that plan."