Kyrgios has already pulled out of next week’s China Open. AFP / STR
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Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios received a suspended 16-week ban from the ATP Thursday and was placed on probation for six months for "aggravated behavior" following a number of on-court outbursts over the past year.Kyrgios, aged 24, has five days to appeal the decision.However, the Australian avoided further punishment for calling the ATP "pretty corrupt" during the U.S. Open.Laver, an 11-time Grand Slam champion who is considered one of the sport's greatest players, said time away from tennis could be the answer for his compatriot.Kyrgios served a three-week ban in 2016 after being accused of not trying at the Shanghai Masters.
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