Kyrgios's goal for next year? 'More time off'

Nick Kyrgios of Australia has been banned from the ATP Tour for eight weeks.
Nick Kyrgios of Australia has been banned from the ATP Tour for eight weeks. KIYOSHI OTA

TENNIS: Nick Kyrgios looks likely to raise the ire of Tennis Australia after appearing to do a u-turn on agreeing to see a sports psychologist in order to reduce his ATP Tour suspension down from eight to three weeks.

Tennis Australia had issued a statement on Tuesday saying the world No.14 had agreed to see a specialist for "appropriate professional advice” but yesterday he appeared to renege on that.

In a Twitter Q&A with fans, the 21-year-old answered a number of questions.

When one fan asked if he would consult with a sports psychologist during his suspension and off-season, Kyrgios replied "probs not”.

Another asked what his goals were for next year. "More time off,” he replied.

Someone also questioned about whether he had always given 100% effort on the tennis court, with Kyrgios replying "nah man”.

And he responded with "lol” when asked how he felt about playing tennis.

Kyrgios had partly blamed mental fatigue for last week's non-performance at the Shanghai Masters against Mischa Zverev.

As well as the eight-week ATP Tour ban he was ordered to pay more than $50,000 in fines.

Topics:  atp tour nick kyrgios

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Surfer hit by shark near Byron Bay: beaches closed

A young surfer had a lucky escape after being hit by a shark at Broken Head near Byron Bay. Photo: Twitter - Geoffrey John Knapp.

Male surfer with injuries to his left thigh and leg

25th annual duck race floats in wild winds

LINED UP: Corporate-costumed entrants ready for the Rotary Great Duck Race in Ballina.

Heavy winds ruffled a few feathers

Turtle release turns into shark net debate

POINT OF VIEW: Marine ecologist Professor Daniel Bucher  speaks against shark nets at a rally in Ballina.

Kimba the turtle was released on Sunday

Local Partners

Shark trying to knock man off board

A SURFER at the scene of a shark attack at Broken Head this morning has described the encounter.

Barry Gibb is coming to Bluesfest 2017

FANS: Barry Gibb talks to a fan next to a cardboard cutout of his young self.

Aged 70, Gibb has re-launched his solo music career with a new album

Declan Kelly and the Rising Sun to shine bright at festival

Declan Kelly & The Rising Sun is one of the headlining acts at this year's festival.

Main stage set to pump with radiant reggae and dub vibes

Extra time to get your Dolphin Awards nominations in

Dolphin Award trophy.

Open to all unsigned musicians in the (02) 66 phone area code

Why this actress wasn't embarrassed by nude photo leak

Leslie Jones source Bang

'If you wanna see Leslie Jones naked, just ask,' she said

Dad's Army comic genius Jim Perry dies

Jimmy Perry, the creator of Dad's Army.

Dad's Army series captured all that British people savour

Check out some fashions from the Coast festival

FASHION: Ocean Zen range.

Images from the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival show what's hot

Australian Survivor's magician Matt out of tricks

Australian Survivor contestant Matt Tarrant.

SHOW'S power couple looks unstoppable in race to the finish.

Top floor teams take out The Block's terrace week

Kim and Chris pictured on their winning outdoor terrace in a scene from The Block.

RIVALS Kim and Chris and Julia and Sasha tie in final week of work.

Bob Dylan slammed as 'arrogant' for Nobel silence

Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan.

Singer the controversial winner of literature Nobel

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June

New $200 million development will create 580 jobs

Cassie And Josh with baby Alfie and daughter Andee. They have bought at new Lennox Head development Epiq.

Majority of new positions will be given to Northern Rivers locals

Cherrabah's mega resort plans axed

PLANS for a massive development at Cherrabah have been scrapped.

Dusit Thani finance crisis 'just a small hiccup'

ON TRACK: Springfield Land Chairman, Maha Sinnathamby, Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale, Developer Richard Turner and Springfield Land Deputy Chairman, Bob Sharpless, at the recent resort sod turning ceremony.

Property developer says project remains firmly on track