Nick Kyrgios, in addition to concentrating on the official competitions on the tennis courts, must closely follow a story that concerns him particularly. In fact, the Australian star is on the dock in a judicial process, accused of domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend.
The incident, according to what emerged from the investigations, relates to the month of January 2021, reported to the Local Police last December. The legal battle has already begun and important news has emerged on the case of the 27-year-old player, who could risk really big.
According to Australian media reports, Nick intends to appeal to insanity to get the whole charge dismissed. The move was advanced by the athlete’s lawyer during a hearing held before the Canberra court, just as the Australian was engaged in the ATP tournament in Tokyo.
“My client’s mental health issues are well known.” with these words, attorney Michael Kukulies-Smith requested an expert opinion.
Nick Kyrgios will ask for insanity for assault on ex-girlfriend
The legal defenders of the Canberra native also brought to light the statements made by the current number 20 of the ATP world ranking last February, when he revealed that he had gone through a long period of solitude, depression, in which he made use of alcohol and drugs, even alienating family and friends.
The common assault charge could at worst lead to up to two years in prison. Meanwhile, Judge Glenn Theakston has adjourned the case to February 3, with Kyrgios’ attorneys asking for non-prosecution and dismissal. In the meantime, the tennis player will close his incredible 2022 season in the major circuit, during which he was able to amaze everyone by going up to the final act of the 2022 edition of Wimbledon.
Kyrgios will now try to do well in Japan and in the remaining events on indoor hardcourt, attempting the assault to access the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin in the double (together with his friend brother Thanasi Kokkinakis).