Nick Kyrgios: Australian tennis star avoids conviction for assault

In the Canberra Magistrates Court, the 27-year-old tennis player admitted pushing his ex-girlfriend Chiara Passari after an argument outside his apartment on January 10, 2021, Nine News reports.

Kyrgios sought to have the charge dismissed on the grounds of mental health, but was denied by the court.

Instead, Judge Beth Campbell heard him plead guilty and then dismissed the charge, acknowledging the seriousness of the matter was “low level”, meaning no conviction was recorded.

In an Instagram story, Kyrgios apologized for the injury and said he was working hard to recover from a recent knee injury that forced him out of the Australian Open last month.

“I respect today’s decision and am grateful that the charges were dismissed without conviction. I was not in a good place when this happened and I acted like I was very sorry for the predicament,” he said.

“Mental health is hard. Life can seem overwhelming. But I’ve found that getting help and working on myself has helped me feel better and get better,” she added.

Kyrgios, ranked 20th in the world, finished runner-up in men’s singles at Wimbledon last year and won the men’s doubles event at the 2022 Australian Open with partner Thanasi Kokkinakis.

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