Nick Kyrgios to Appear in Australian Court Over Common Assault Allegations

Nick Kyrgios to Appear in Australian Court Over Common Assault Allegations Photo: TT
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Wimbledon quarterfinalist Nick Kyrgios is to appear in court next month in Australia in order to face allegations of common assault.

He is scheduled to appear at the Australia Capital Territory Magistrates on August 2 and is in the context of a domestic relationship.

The Australian tennis player is in the last eight and is set to face Cristian Garin of Chile on Wednesday.

In an interview with the Canberra Times, Kyrgios barrister said, “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.”

His legal team also added, “At the present time, the allegations are not considered as fact by the court, and Mr. Kyrgios is not considered charged with an offense until the first appearance.”

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

The ATP also made a statement saying: “The ATP is aware of the Australian case involving Nick Kyrgios but as legal proceedings are ongoing it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.”

Kyrgios did not answer questions regarding the court case while he was at Wimbledon.

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