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Bad boy Kyrgios left out of Australia Davis Cup team

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Controversial tennis player Nick Kyrgios has been left out of Australia’s team for the Davis Cup semi-final against Britain next week to focus on his "personal and professional" development, captain Wally Masur said on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old world number 37’s behaviour has been making headlines this year. Kyrgios, who has born in Australia to Greek and Malaysian parents, was recently handed a 28-day suspended ban by the ATP after crass remarks about Swiss player Stanislas Wawrinka’s girlfriend during a match in Montreal.

Bernard Tomic, who himself has had a troubled relationship with Tennis Australia, was included alongside Lleyton Hewitt, Sam Groth and teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis. [Reuters]