Sydney - Australian tennis officials will not consider Nick Kyrgios for the Newcombe Medal.
For the second year in a row, the 21-year-old has been left
out of consideration for the Australian Tennis Awards' top prize, despite
winning three ATP titles this season.
Kyrgios was suspended for eight weeks by the ATP after
refusing to compete at the Shanghai Masters.
He won the Newcombe Medal in 2014, but was not considered
last year after disciplinary issues.
This year was among his best, winning all three of his ATP
titles, in Marseille, Washington and Tokyo.
The awards recognise the performances, achievements and
contributions of the Australian tennis scene and are named after Australian
tennis legend John Newcombe.
Dylan Alcott is said to be favourite to win the award, while
Sam Stosur, Bernard Tomic and Daria Gavrilova are in the running.
Alcott secured gold in both the wheelchair quad singles and doubles at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games in August.
Stosur reached the
French Open semi-finals, while Tomic reached five quarter-finals, two semis, a
final and the fourth round at the Australian Open and Wimbledon.