Brazilian tennis player Thiago Seyboth Wild, surprising winner of world No. 2 Daniil Medvedev at Roland-Garros last week, appeared before a court in Rio de Janeiro to answer charges of violence against his ex-girlfriend, informed Tuesday the Brazilian justice.
After his defeat Saturday in the 3rd round of the Roland-Garros tournament in Paris against Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka, the 23-year-old tennis player "went directly to Rio de Janeiro to appear in court" on Monday, the court's press service said in a statement.
Seyboth Wild was accused in 2021 of physical and psychological abuse by his ex-girlfriend Thayane Lima, with whom he had a relationship of one year and eight months.
Lima, an influencer with 1.2 million followers on Instagram, had posted screenshots of verbal abuse she claimed to have suffered. Accusations then reported by the Brazilian press.
Seyboth Wild, ranked 172nd in the world, had dismissed a question about the court case at a press conference at Roland Garros: "I don't think there's anything to discuss here and I don't think it's a question to ask anyone."
The athlete has for his part filed a legal action against his ex-girlfriend for some of his publications on social networks and for accusations of extortion, informed the entourage of the tennis player, decided to "prove his innocence".