Nick Kyrgios summoned home to Australia to face ‘very serious’ assault charges
Nick Kyrgios has been ordered to report to the Magistrates Court in Australia next month to face domestic abuse charges.
The Australian is currently in London, where he has reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon.
He has said he is backing himself to go on and win the tournament, but he now has a huge distraction with charges of common assault relating to former girlfriend Chiara Passari awaiting him back home.
“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,” police told the Canberra Times.
Barrister Jason Moffett added: “It’s in the context of a domestic relationship,”
“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 charges, which carry a maximum prison sentence of two years, follows some controversial moments at Wimbledon too, where Stefanos Tsitsipas accused of of being an ‘evil bully’ following their third round match.
“It’s constant bullying,” Tsitsipas said. “That’s what he does. He bullies the opponents.
“He was probably a bully at school himself. I don’t like bullies.
“He has some good traits in his character, as well. But he also has a very evil side to him, which if it’s exposed, it can really do a lot of harm and bad to the people around him.”
Nick Kyrgios is due to plat Cristian Garin in the last eight of Wimbledon on Wednesday.
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