Tennis Star Nick Kyrgios To Appear In Australian Court On Charges Of Assault

Nick Kyrgios, the hot tempered, often irreverent tennis player, has advanced to the Men’s Quarterfinals at Wimbledon. He is also facing assault charges in his home country of Australia, after his ex-girlfriend, Chiara Pissari, filed charges stemming from an incident that occurred in December of 2021.

Nick Kyrgios and Chiara Pissari via Instagram

Kyrgios and Pissari had started dating in July of 2020, but broke things off after an argument last October, that led to an altercation in a hotel that led to police being called. After the incident, Pissari posted on Instagram a photo she took that apparently show Kyrgios naked in bed with another women.

Kyrgios, if found guilty, could spend up to two years in an Australian jail. “It’s in the context of a domestic relationship,” his lawyer Jason Moffett said in a statement. “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.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 04: Nick Kyrgios of Australia celebrates winning his match against Brandon Nakashima of United States of America during their Men’s Singles Fourth Round match on day eight of The Championships Wimbledon 2022 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 04, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

Kyrgios has been fined twice during this year’s Wimbledon. In the first round, he was fined $10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct, and more recently in the third round, where he was fined $4,000 in his match versus Stefanos Tsitsipas. He will face Christian Garin later today in the quarterfinals.

Written by Bill Graff

Lifelong fan of all things sports and of common sense. I watch a lot of sports, just ask my wife. Go Terps. I've got soul, but I'm not a soldier.

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