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Nick Kyrgios to appear in court over alleged assault of ex-girlfriend

The 27-year-old is set to go head to head against Chilean Cristian Garin on Wednesday in the men's quarter-finals at Wimbledon.

Abhishek Sandikar Author

Updated - 6 July 2022 12:01 pm

Nick Kyrgios

Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios has been ordered to appear before a Canberra court next month after being charged with assault for an incident last year as per the local police. The complaint talked about complaint comes from Kyrgios’s former partner Chiara Passari. The charges are also related to a “domestic relationship”

“ACT Policing can confirm a 27-year-old Watson man is scheduled to face the ACT Magistrates court on the 2nd of August in relation to one charge of common assault following an incident in December 2021,” the police said. 

The nature of the allegation is serious: Moffett

“It’s in the context of a domestic relationship,” Nick Kyrgios‘s attorney Jason Moffett was quoted as saying by the Australian media. “The nature of the allegation is serious, and Mr Kyrgios takes the allegation very seriously. Given the matter is before the court… he doesn’t have a comment at this stage, but in the fullness of time we’ll issue a media release,” the statement continued. 

The 27-year-old is set to go head to head against Chilean Cristian Garin on Wednesday in the men’s quarter-finals at Wimbledon. The Australian defeated Brandon Nakashima in five sets to equal his best run at Wimbledon and enter the quarter-finals of the tournament. 

I’m not thinking about lifting a trophy or making semi-finals: Kyrgios

Coming to his performance on the court, the 27-year-old had a clinical performance as he registered a 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-2 in a hard-fought three-hour and 10-minute thriller. He talked about his performance as he said: “I’m not thinking about lifting a trophy or making semi-finals or making the final. I’m just thinking about my habits every day, just trying to put in a good performance on the court, then put in a good practice session.” 

“[I am] trying to stay positive… Once I’m off the court, enjoy time with my team, my girlfriend, and just really enjoy that. Then [I] get into game mode. I’m not thinking about anything ahead or any [title] goals. I’m just really trying to stay in the moment,” he added

In his on-court interview, he praised his opponent and said, “First I want to say, a hell of an effort by Brandon. Just 20 years old to do that. It was anywhere near my best performance, but I fought really hard and I am super happy to get through.”

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