Troubled Australian Nick Kyrgios thinks his recent ATP ban will help him for the upcoming season.
“So the suspension, one way to look at it, is getting more time off with the people you love and I’ve been training as well, so it’s set me up in good stead for 2017,” Kyrgios told Fox Sports.
“Obviously I wouldn’t have wanted to get suspended but it gave me time to think about and analyze what I’ve got to get better at.”
“The ATP wanted me to see a psychologist to help me out and I’ve been doing that,” he said.
Kyrgios finished a career best, rising from No. 30 to 13 and despite all the issues, the 21-year-old
“It was a fun year. I did a lot of fun things,” Kyrgios added. “I got Australia back in the world group of the Davis Cup, won a couple of titles, so it’s been a good year so hopefully I can back it up in 2017.”
Kyrgios has been coachless since mid-2015, however there is speculation he could link up with countryman Mark Philippoussis.
“We’ve got a lot of similarities on the court,” Kyrgios said. “He plays big and he’s had a lot of ups and downs in his career as well.
“He’s learnt a lot, he’s a great guy, he’s very caring and always been there for me as well, so maybe.”
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