Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios has pleaded guilty of assaulting ex-girlfriend Chiara Passari on Friday (3 February). Kyrgios who was put under remand for pushing former girlfriend to the ground two years ago and was pleaded guilty in the Australian court in December 2021. The decision was announced in the Australian Capital Territory Magistrates Court on February 3.
The Magistrate Jane Campbell in her verdict did not announce a conviction against Nick Kyrgios for reasons including that the offense was less serious for a common assault. However, she described the Australian player’s action of “stupidity” and “frustration”.
The 20th -seeded player did not speak about the verdict to the media after pleading guilty, but his psychologist Sam Borenstein opened up on it in a written testimony. Sam wrote that Kyrgios suffered major depressive episodes in the past and had used alcohol and drugs to cope with it. Kyrgios’ mental health led to suck actions and behavior, Sam further added.
To add further, the 29-year-old appeared in the Canberra court on crutches. The Wimbledon 2022 runner-up was seen with a brace around his knee after suffering an injury that had sidelined him from the recently concluded Australian Open 2023.