Wimbledon quarter-finalist Nick Kyrgios will appear in an Australian court next month for the alleged assault of a former girlfriend in December 2021. He is due to face Cristian Garin of Croatia in the Round of 8.

Australian authorities ( ACT) on Tuesday afternoon confirmed that Krygios has been charged with hitting his ex-girlfriend and model, Chiara Passari. According to the Canberra Times, the charge stems from an allegation that Kyrgios grabbed his former partner.

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The charge carries a two-year maximum prison sentence. Kyrgios is currently competing in Wimbledon, after qualifying for the quarterfinals of the tournament. Krygios will have to appear in front of Canberra court next month.

Nick Krygios’s History with controversies:-

It is not the first time that the Australian Tennis sensation has been in the midst of a controversy. From smashing rackets during a game to barking out at officials, the man has done everything.

In 2015, during a Rogers Cup match against Stanislas Wawrinka, Kyrgios insulted the Swiss player. He was heard aiming abuses at his fellow compatriot. Kyrgios was fined $10,000 for the offense and an additional $2,500 for comments directed at a ball person. The ATP then issued him a suspension of 28-day  and a $25,000 fine for his vulgar remarks.

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Kyrgios was found guilty of not putting forth his full effort in the second round of the Shanghai Masters against Mischa Zverev and was subsequently punished. He was fined $32,900 in addition to previous fines of $13,127 for lack of effort, $6,563 for verbal abuse of a spectator, and $1,969 for unsportsmanlike behaviour. He was also banned for a period of eight weeks for “lack of best efforts.” “Can you call time so I can finish this match and go home?” he asked the umpire at one point during the game.