Aussie tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios holds bizarre Q&A session
Wednesday 19 Oct 2016 2:00 p.m.
Kyrgios will refuse to seek psychiatric help (Getty image)
Fresh from the ATP's decision to ban him, young Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios has refused any conditions that will involve him seeking psychiatric help.
The ATP handed an eight week ban to the 21-year-old earlier this week after he admitted to tanking his Shanghai Masters match-up against Mischa Zverev, with tennis' governing body saying they'd reduce the ban to three weeks if Kyrgios fulfilled their conditions to seek psychiatric help.
But in a Twitter Q&A held earlier this morning (NZT) the Australian directly alluded to the fact that he won't be actively seeking a psychiatrist, while making a mockery of his following on the social media platform with a slew of dismissive, one-word answers.
He also responded again to questions regarding his play at the Shanghai Masters and whether he'd tanked during games earlier in his career.
In addition to receiving an eight-week ban and a US$16,500 (NZ$22,850) fine from the ATP for his showing in Shanghai, Kyrgios received an extra US$25,000 (NZ$34,625) fine.