Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios says he is focused on what he can control as he is hoping for positive news after his case gets heard at a magistrates' court in Canberra. On Tuesday, Kyrgios has a hearing scheduled in court for alleged common assault.
Kyrgios, 27, was accused of allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Chiara Passari. Kyrgios, who is competing at this week's ATP 500 event in Tokyo, won't be attending the court hearing as he will be represented by his lawyers.
"There's only so much I can control and I'm taking all the steps and dealing with that off the court. I can only do what I can and I'm here in Tokyo and just trying to play some good tennis, continue that momentum and just try to do my job - and that's play tennis, play it well.
That's it," Kyrgios said.
Kyrgios sets his eyes on the Australian Open title
After finishing runner-up to Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final, Kyrgios was hoping to make it all the way at the US Open. In New York, Kyrgios was playing great and even took out first-seeded Daniil Medvedev in the round-of-16.
After beating Medvedev, Kyrgios was the top favorite to win the US Open. Then, he suffered a heartbreaking and devastating five-set defeat to Karen Khachanov in the quarterfinal. Kyrgios didn't win his first Grand Slam title this year, but he showed that he can make a deep Grand Slam run.
“I thought the US Open was a great chance - obviously that one really, really hurt because I definitely thought that I was the favourite after I beat (Daniil) Medvedev. Now I just have to wait until the Australian Open but I just want to keep my form, the way I’m playing, I want to keep that going. I’m doing all the right things so I definitely think I can win a Grand Slam, for sure," Kyrgios said.