Kyrgios, during the round of 16 match against Nakashima at Wimbledon. DPA via Europa Press (Europa Press)
Nick Kyrgios will have to appear before a Canberra court next month for an alleged assault on his ex-girlfriend, Australian police reported Tuesday.
The tennis player, 27 years old and 40th in the world, must testify about events that date back to October last year, when he was with the woman in a hotel in Adelaide.
Apparently, both had a heated discussion about an alleged infidelity of the athlete and the high tone of the fight alerted the rest of the guests, and finally the police had to intervene.
If found guilty at trial, he would face up to two years in prison.
Kyrgios and Tsitsipas, or an afternoon at the circus
Kyrgios competes these days at Wimbledon, where this Wednesday he faces the Chilean Cristian Garín in search of a place in the semifinals of the great British, in which he could meet Rafael Nadal.
The Australian has become the bad boy of the racket for a few years.
His constant outbursts and bad manners on and off the track take precedence over his overflowing talent.
Despite being one of the most creative players, in his file there are only six intermediate profile titles – he has not overcome the barrier of an ATP 500, the third category of the men's circuit – and he has never managed to shine on a big stage.
“The nature of the allegation is serious and Mr. Kyrgios takes the allegation very seriously.
Since the matter is before the court, we are not going to make any comment at this time, but when the time comes we will issue a statement, "explained the tennis player's lawyer, Jason Moffett, while he tries these days to achieve his best result in a Grand Slam.
Not without noise, as always.
The Australian, capable of defeating Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, has been fined $14,000 (13,600 euros), thus leading the list of the London tournament due to the infractions he has committed on the pitch along its route. .
Specifically, he spat at a fan after winning the first round and hurled insults during the third round against the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, with whom he had a bitter disagreement on the track and later before the microphones.
“Someone needs to sit down and talk to him.
They must do something, ”said the Greek.
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