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Davis Cup Nick Kyrgios still in Australia's Davis Cup plans

Nick Kyrgios' Davis Cup spot is in no danger despite his controversial sledge aimed at Stan Wawrinka at the Rogers Cup.

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Nick Kyrgios' spot in Australia's Davis Cup team is in no danger despite his controversial sledge aimed at Stan Wawrinka at the Rogers Cup.

The 20-year-old has apologised and been fined for the well-publicised comment to the Swiss two-time grand slam champion and his girlfriend.

Kyrgios could yet be punished further as the ATP World Tour continues to investigate the incident.

Tennis Australia (TA) is continuing to support Kyrgios, and he remains in Davis Cup captain Wally Masur's plans for the semi-final against Great Britain in Glasgow in September.

The backing comes just over a month after Bernard Tomic was suspended for the quarter-final against Kazakhstan following comments directed at TA officials.

"How punitive can you be? At what point do you start to move forward?" Masur told Fox Sports.

"Obviously Nick is paying a very heavy price financially. Obviously the consequences will go beyond just this week - for example amongst his peers on the tour, the ATP Player Council."

Masur said steps had been taken to help Kyrgios grow and improve, despite numerous controversies this year.

Kyrgios' on-court behaviour was criticised at the Australian Open before accusations of tanking at Wimbledon.

"We're not looking at an overnight implementation and fantastic success story," Masur added.

"We're looking at a young kid who's got enormous potential, he's a good kid at heart, and we're trying to put things in place behind the scenes that can actually make a difference going forward and help Nick achieve that potential."

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