The 21-year-old has enjoyed a strong 2016 campaign, winning three ATP World Tour titles but his exploits have been somewhat overshadowed by his disciplinary issues.
Kyrgios has been involved in a number of spats and was handed an eight-week ban after being accused of not trying during his defeat to Mischa Zverev at October's Shanghai Masters.
However, following his break from the game, the Australian appears to have rediscovered his focus and is now looking ahead to 2017.
He has even started to see a sports psychologist in a bid to help him keep his calm while on court.
While there is no doubting Kyrgios' talent, his behaviour has often let him down but he seems to have matured during his suspension.
The Canberra-native says the break has helped him recharge his batteries and rediscover his enthusiasm.
He told Fairfax Media: "I needed to shut down really after a very long and tough year.
"I'm still learning about myself and how to manage things like schedule ... and really that is my biggest learning going forward, just managing my schedule and time better to help with physical and mental freshness."
Kyrgios' first goal for 2017 is undoubtedly going to be trying to win January's Australian Open.
Having made it to the last eight in 2015, the 21-year-old knows he can produce the goods in Melbourne and says he is ready to give his all in a bid to claim his maiden Grand Slam title.
He added: "Never say never. Someone has to win it and I am more than capable.
"Will I? I don't know. But will I slog my guts out trying to? Without a doubt."
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