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Kyrgios faces assault charge

2022-07-05 HKT 22:53
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  • Nick Kyrgios was set to face Chile's Cristian Garin on Wednesday in the men's quarter-finals at Wimbledon. Photo: AFP
    Nick Kyrgios was set to face Chile's Cristian Garin on Wednesday in the men's quarter-finals at Wimbledon. Photo: AFP
Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios will appear before a Canberra court next month after being charged with assault over an incident last year, local police said on Tuesday.

A statement from Australian Capital Territory Policing did not identify Kyrgios but The Canberra Times quoted the lawyer of the former world number 13 as saying that the charge was related to a "domestic relationship".

"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," the police said.

Australian media said the charge was related to a complaint made by Kyrgios's former partner Chiara Passari.

"It's in the context of a domestic relationship," Kyrgios's barrister Jason Moffett was quoted as saying by 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."

The 27-year-old was set to face Chile's Cristian Garin on Wednesday in the men's quarter-finals at Wimbledon.

In October last year, Kyrgios and his former model girlfriend Passari were moved to separate rooms in their Adelaide quarantine hotel after an argument. (Reuters)