Tomic and Kyrgios look to get back on serve

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The past year has brought to light the dark side of two of Australia's most talented young tennis players. The raw ability both players possess is not lost on anyone who follows the game, however all too often Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios have made headlines for the wrong reasons. 

The 2015 season saw Tomic get arrested after a wild penthouse party in Miami. The German-born Australian was also suspended for a Davis Cup tie after he clashed with Tennis Australia's governing body. 

Whilst Kyrgios' year will be remembered for his outrageous, verbal jab at Stan Wawrinka during their third round match-up at the Montreal Masters. The sledge went viral on a number of social media platforms and gained a fortune of negative publicity for the young Australian.  

However, Tennis Australia's Chief, Craig Tiley, insists that the duo have matured and is looking forward to see what 2016 holds for both of them. 

He said: "I'd love nothing more than both Bernie and Nick to have a great 2016… There's no rifts, no animosity between Tennis Australia and those two guys.

"We've got a good relationship with both of them, no question…  They are both different people and they are both extremely talented."

Despite being Australia's highest ranked players, neither were nominated for the highly-regarded Newcombe Medal, which celebrates Australia's most outstanding elite tennis player and ambassador.

It is hard to imagine that anything else but off-court antics will see Tomic and Kyrgios miss out on the award next year.