Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has been in enough trouble during this year’s Wimbledon. He has to pay a total of $14,000 as fine for two separate controversies at the All England Club. However, it looks like he has landed in some new trouble and this time it’s outside the court.
Kyrgios will face the Canberra court after his ex-girlfriend Chiara Passari accused him of assault. The Aussie was in a relationship with Chiara in 2020. However, the couple broke up in 2021. The reason for breaking up at that time was an argument that took place during hotel quarantine in Adelaide.
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The police confirmed, “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.”
Nick Kyrgios can’t keep his hands off his girlfriend Costeen Hatzi during loved-up training session at Wimbledon https://t.co/608bFomT0F
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Kyrgios is currently engaged to his girlfriend Costeen Hatzi. Costeen regularly supports his boyfriend from the stands. She is in England with Kyrgios for Wimbledon and comes to watch all of his matches.
What is the maximum jail time Nick Kyrgios can get if convicted of assault?
Kyrgios is used to handling controversies inside the tennis court. However, this is different and can carry some serious consequences. He can face a maximum jail time of 2 years if found guilty.
Kyrgios’ attorney Jason Moffett responded to the allegations and made it clear that his client is taking the case very seriously. Moreover, he said, “It’s in the context of a domestic relationship. The nature of the allegation is serious, and Mr Kyrgios takes the allegation very seriously.”
🚨Nick Kyrgios charged with assaulting ex-girlfriend Chiara Passar
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Kyrgios is still in the race for the Wimbledon title. He will face Cristian Garín in the quarterfinals of the tournament. Such allegations before a crucial match can mess up his mental health. However, he should face the consequence of assault if he is guilty of it.