Tennis

ATP Announces Suspension, Fine for Nick Kyrgios

Australia's Nick Kyrgios returns a shot to Gael Monfils of France during the semifinal match of Japan Open tennis championships in Tokyo, on Oct. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
Australia's Nick Kyrgios returns a shot to Gael Monfils of France during the semifinal match of Japan Open tennis championships in Tokyo, on Oct. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

LONDON—Nick Kyrgios will miss the rest of the season after being suspended by the men’s tour and fined an additional $25,000 on Monday for “tanking”...




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