The 27-year-old, who is a quarterfinalist of the UK Grand Slam tournament, has been charged with a December 2021 incident. He is due to appear at Australian Capital Territory Magistrates’ Court in Canberra on 2 August.
According to Australian news outlet The Canberra Times, he has been summoned after allegedly holding and assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Chiara Pasari. His barrister at Key Chambers, Jason Moffett, told the paper: “This is in the context of a domestic relationship. The nature of the allegation is serious, and Mr. Kyrgios takes the allegation very seriously.”
Moffett said Krygios would make a full media statement at a later date.
“ACT Policing can confirm that the 27-year-old Watson man is scheduled to face ACT Magistrates’ Court on August 2 in connection with a charge of general assault following an incident in December 2021.”
The maximum sentence for the charge is two years.
Krigios has to play Cristian Garin to make it to the semi-finals of Wimbledon, where he has been the main attraction for his skillful game, constant bang on the court and awkward presence in the media.