Cape Town - Mats Wilander has urged Nick Kyrgios to
deal with his frustrations "in a professional way" after yet another
meltdown at the US Open in Cincinnati.
Kyrgios caused an even bigger storm than he usually does at the
Cincinnati Masters last week, where his unruly behaviour got him fines
from the ATP totaling nearly £100 000 - the biggest on record.
Former world No 1 Wilander has little doubt that Kyrgios' short
temper is borne of only positive intentions, but he has urged him to
channel it a lot more professionally.
"I hope he doesn't behave like he did in Cincinnati," Wilander said.
"I think that every week that passes is showing more and more
interest in wanting to win tennis matches and wanting to improve
everything around him.
"I think when he did what he did in Cincinnati, of course it looks
bad and, of course, there are children in the stands and the language is
bad, but at least the way he is now in the last weeks, he is showing
that he cares.
"Nick wants to win, he hates losing and he wants to play well, he
wants to entertain and he simply hasn't been able to deal with it in a