Controversial tennis star Nick Kyrgios will face trial for allegedly assaulting an ex-girlfriend in late 2021. The Australian has been summoned before a court in Canberra and is due to appear in August.
It is believed the charge relates to an incident involving former partner Chiara Passari. If found guilty, Kyrgios could face a maximum sentence of two years in prison.
“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 said on Tuesday afternoon.
The player’s lawyer has confirmed that the 27-year-old will make a statement in due course but has nothing to say right now regarding the matter.
“It’s in the context of a domestic relationship,” Barrister Jason Moffett told The Canberra Times.
“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.”
Kyrgios is currently competing at Wimbledon, where he will face Chilean Cristian Garin in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.