Tennis ban rules Nick Kyrgios out of contention for the 2016 Newcombe Medal

Tennis ban rules Nick Kyrgios out of contention for the 2016 Newcombe Medal

Tennis ban rules Nick Kyrgios out of contention for the 2016 Newcombe Medal

Wheelchair sensation Dylan Alcott is in line for an historic accolade as Nick Kyrgios’ latest brush with officialdom wipes him out of Newcombe Medal contention for a second straight year.Australia’s top-ranked player, Kyrgios was ruled ineligible for “The Newk” last year after ending 2015 on a suspended ban.Video duration01:03Replay Video IconPlayer help iconVideo duration01:03Video duration01:30Video duration00:50Video duration00:30Video duration00:36Video duration01:29Video duration01:27More videosAs tennis bad-boy Nick Krygios hits the headlines again this week, we look at some of his not-so-hot moments.With Kyrgios now serving a full-blown eight-week suspension for tanking at last week’s Shanghai Masters, Tennis Australia will have no choice but to overlook the world No.14 once again.Having claimed his first three career titles in Marseilles, Washington and Tokyo to soar to his highest-ever ranking, Kyrgios would have been a hot favourite to land his second Newcombe Medal to go with his 2014 award.Instead, Alcott is right in the mix to become the first wheelchair athlete to be recognised as Australia’s most outstanding tennis player of the year.Eight years after being the youngest member of Australia’s triumphant wheelchair basketball team at the Beijing Olympics, Alcott secured gold in both the quad s…

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