Nick Kyrgios banned for eight weeks for giving up on match

Nick Kyrgios will miss the rest of the season after being suspended by the men’s tour and fined an additional US$25,000 for “tanking” a match and insulting fans in the mercurial Australian’s latest run-in with tennis authorities.

SHANGHAI, CHINA - OCTOBER 16:  Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates after win over Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain during men's singles final match on day eight of Shanghai Rolex Masters at Qi Zhong Tennis Centre on October 16, 2016 in Shanghai, China.  (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Andy Murray edges towards No1 spot with victory in Shanghai

Two weeks in China, two titles won and not a set dropped – it has been a very profitable trip to Asia for Andy Murray. Coming to the end of the best season of his career, the Scot is in the form of his life and now he is breathing down the neck of Novak Djokovic for the world No 1 ranking.

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Andy Murray shows off the Shanghai Masters trophy

Andy Murray clinches his third Shanghai Masters title

Andy Murray closed in on world No.1 Novak Djokovic after winning his sixth title of the year with victory at the Shanghai Masters today.

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Andy Murray defeated Gilles Simon in straight sets to reach the Shanghai Masters final. Picture: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Andy Murray reaches tenth final of the season

Andy Murray insists he is not thinking about the world No.1 spot after beating Gilles Simon in straight sets to reach his second successive final in Asia.

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Novak Djokovic lost in straight sets to Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain. Picture: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Novak Djokovic in shock semi-final loss in Shanghai

Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut pulled off a huge shock in the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters, knocking out Novak Djokovic.

Andy Murray celebrates his win against David Goffin of Belgium in the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals. Picture: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Andy Murray seals place in Shanghai Masters semi-finals

Andy Murray booked a Shanghai Masters semi-final berth by battling past Belgium’s David Goffin 6-2 6-2.

Andy Murray hits a return shot against Lucas Pouille in Shanghai. Murray won 6-1, 6-3. Picture: Andy Wong/AP

Andy Murray powers past Pouille in Shanghai

British No 1 Andy Murray continued his impressive form with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Lucas Pouille of France to secure a place in the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters.

Nick Kyrgios of Australia returns a shot against Mischa Zverev of Germany during their turbulent clash at the Shanghai Rolex Masters.  Picture: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Nick Kyrgios asks fan: ‘why aren’t you as good as me?’

Australian Nick Kyrgios admitted he “took the easy way out” after appearing to give up during a 6-3, 6-1 defeat to qualifier Mischa Zverev at the Shanghai Masters.

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Andy Murray has backed the campign to commemorate the role played by sportsmen during the First World War.
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Andy Murray backs campaign to honour role of sportsmen in WWI

Wimbledon and Olympic champion Andy Murray has joined forces with the Royal British Legion to commemorate the role of sportsmen in the First World War.

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Johanna Konta secured her qualification for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore. Picture: Etienne Oliveau/Getty Images

Konta hails ‘pretty cool’ progress after breaking into world’s top ten

Johanna Konta says she wants to keep challenging for more titles after climbing into the world’s top ten.

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Andy Murray celebrates winning a point against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in the final of the China Open in Beijing. Picture: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images

Joy for Andy Murray as he clinches maiden China Open title

Andy Murray was happy with his consistency after winning his maiden China Open title against Grigor Dimitrov in Beijing.

Andy Murray with the China Open trophy

Andy Murray wins China Open in Beijing

Andy Murray secured the China Open title with a 6-4 7-6 (7/2) victory over Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov in Beijing.

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Complete with now-missing sweatband: Gabriela Sabatini holds a special place in many peoples hearts.  Picture: Ian Rutherford

Aidan Smith: ‘Aren’t we all tennis obsessives?’

I don’t know where it is. I mean, I know where it should be: the shoebox containing all my ticket stubs from a lifetime of sporting and musical entertainment, plus a few diamond souvenirs which have slipped through the fingers of the gods, such as Ritchie Blackmore’s plectrum. I cannot be absolutely sure this was the little plastic strumming aid with which the guitarist delivered those dial-to-11 kerrangs the night I saw Deep Purple, but as I found it next to the stage afterwards that’s what I’ve always believed. Where oh where, though, is Gabriela Sabatini’s sweatband?

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Johanna Konta defeated Madison Keys to reach the China Open final. Picture: Andy Wong/AP

Johanna Konta reaches final - and breaks into world top 10

Johanna Konta is the first British woman to break into the top 10 of the world rankings in 32 years after beating Madison Keys to reach the final of the China Open.

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Andy Murray defeated David Ferrer in straight sets. Picture: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images

Andy Murray wins through to China Open final

World number two Andy Murray recovered from a slow start to surge into the final of the China Open with victory over Spain’s David Ferrer on Saturday.

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Andy Murray reacts after winning a point against fellow Briton Kyle Edmund during their men's singles quarter-final at the China Open  Picture: Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty

Andy Murray finds extra gear to see off Kyle Edmund

Andy Murray found an extra gear when it mattered to beat Davis Cup team-mate Kyle Edmund 7-6 (11/9), 6-2 in the quarter-finals of the China Open.

Andy Murray takes on fellow Briton Kyle Edmund in Beijing today. Picture: Etienne Oliveau/Getty

Murray is braced for ‘uncomfortable’ clash

Andy Murray will put his friendship with Davis Cup team-mate Kyle Edmund aside when he aims to secure a place in the last four of the China Open.

Suspicious betting patterns were noted at a match at Wimbledon this year.  Picture: Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

Investigators look at Wimbledon match over possible fix

Tennis investigators are examining whether a match at Wimbledon this year was fixed.

Maria Sharapova claims she was made an example of following her failed drugs test.  Picture: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

ITF hits back as Maria Sharapova questions its neutrality

The International Tennis Federation has rejected Maria Sharapova’s claim that the hearing into her doping violation was “not neutral”.

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