Nick Kyrgios' court date has been pushed back for three weeks and the Australian tennis star is no longer requird to attend his hearing if he is legally represented, The Age is reporting. During Wimbledon, Australian media reported that Kyrgios was due to appear in court on August 2 after allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend Chiara Passari.
Kyrgios' new court date is scheduled for August 23, the week before the US Open. “Kyrgios is not required to attend that court session if he is legally represented," The Age said. “Canberra solicitor Michael Kukulies-Smith is acting on Kyrgios’ behalf.
Kukulies-Smith on Friday would also not confirm details of the charge, saying it would be inappropriate while the matter was before the courts”.
Kyrgios didn't want to comment on the matter
After one of his Wimbledon wins, Kyrgios was asked about the allegations made against him.
Kyrgios admitted he had a lot to say about the matter, but decided to listen to his lawyers and not comment until the process is finished. "I have a lot of thoughts and things I want to say, my side of it, but I've been advised by my lawyers that I can't say anything about it at this time," Kyrgios said.
Meanwhile, Kyrgios was scheduled to play at the Atlanta Open this week, but he pulled out of his first round match due to a knee injury. “I just want to say that I’m extremely shattered that I’m not able to compete tonight,” Kyrgios said.
“I’ve won this tournament once and, you know, I’m playing some of the best tennis of my career. All I wanted to do was come out there and give you guys a show and obviously see what I’m capable of, but I’m unable to give out my best performance today." Kyrgios is now scheduled to return to action at the Citi Open in Washington next week.