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Australian tennis ace Nick Kyrgios will face courtroom after being charged with assault, his barrister informed the Canberra Instances newspaper Tuesday. The information broke because the 27-year-old, one of the vital polarising but thrilling figures in tennis, ready to enter the quarter-finals at Wimbledon on Wednesday. Police within the Australian Capital Territory, the place Canberra is situated, launched solely a quick assertion on Tuesday night with out figuring out the participant.
“ACT Policing can affirm a 27-year-old Watson man is scheduled to face the ACT Magistrates courtroom on the 2nd of August in relation to 1 cost of frequent assault following an incident in December 2021,” the assertion mentioned.
Barrister Jason Moffett informed the Canberra Instances that his shopper was conscious of the cost. “It is within the context of a home relationship,” he was quoted as saying.
“The character of the allegation is severe, and Mr Kyrgios takes the allegation very severely.”
The barrister mentioned Kyrgios wouldn’t remark as a result of it was a courtroom matter, however would launch an announcement “within the fullness of time”.
The world quantity 40 will face Chile’s Cristian Garin in Wimbledon for a spot within the semi-finals. It will likely be Kyrgios’s first quarter-final on the Slams because the 2015 Australian Open.
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