Kyrgios, Tomic ignored for Newcombe Medal

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SYDNEY: Controversial stars Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic have been ignored as nominees for the Newcombe Medal — which rewards Australia’s “most outstanding elite tennis player and ambassador.” Showman Kyrgios, 20, has made headlines for all the wrong reasons with his sex slur at Stan Wawrinka in August sparking stinging criticism from fellow players. Tomic also endured a turbulent year in which he was arrested in Miami for failing to follow police orders over a raucous penthouse party and clashed with Tennis Australia, leading to his suspension from a Davis Cup tie. The six nominees for the Newcombe Medal are Sam Groth, Thanasi Kokkinakis, Sam Stosur, doubles stars John Peers and Casey Dellacqua and wheelchair champion Dylan Alcott.

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