Nick Kyrgios has been charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend Chiara Passari.
Police confirmed that a 27-year-old man will face the ACT Magistrates Court on August 2 in relation to one charge of common assault.
He faces up to two years’ jail if found guilty.
Kyrgios, who is dominating headlines during Wimbledon, is accused of grabbing his girlfriend Chiara Passari.
Wimbledon officials released a statement confirming Kyrgios’ match will still go ahead.
“We have been made aware of legal proceedings involving Nick Kyrgios in Australia, and as they are ongoing, we are not in a position to offer a comment,” the statement read.
“We are in touch with Nick’s team and he remains scheduled to play his quarter-final match tomorrow.”
His barrister Jason Moffett, told The Canberra Times that Kyrgios is taking the allegations “very seriously”.
“It’s in the context of a domestic relationship,” he 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.”
Reporters approached Kyrgios at Wimbledon on Tuesday but Kyrgios refused to comment.
He later shared a photo of himself interacting with a young fan captioned: “This is why I play. To all my youngsters out there, believe in yourself.”
Kyrgios is currently dating Costeen Hatzi and the pair occasionally share photos and videos of each other.
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