Australian tennis pro Nick Kyrgios has been the center of controversy at Wimbledon when news broke that the 27-year-old was due in court next month on allegations that he assaulted an ex-girlfriend.
Australian Federal Police confirmed Tuesday that Kyrgios was set to appear before the ACT Magistrates Court on Aug. 2 on “one charge of common assault,” The Canberra Times reported.
If charged and found guilty, Kyrgios could face up to two years in prison.
Following this Wednesday’s quarterfinal matchup, Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia was asked about the recent allegations surrounding Nick Kyrgios since they dated several years ago.
A reporter asked her this week about her “experience” with the 27-year-old star.
“I’m definitely against domestic violence. I hope it gets resolved. But I haven’t had that experience with him,” Tomljanovic said.
She would then jump on Twitter and made it clear how she did not appreciate that being the first question presented to her after a match.
“Quite disappointing that after almost 2 hours of playing my quarterfinals that that was the first question the journalist chose to ask me, and never proceeded to ask anything match related,” Tomljanovic tweeted. “Glad to see headlines mostly about that now. Do better.”
As for Kyrgios, he’s slated to face Rafael Nadal in the semifinals of the men’s bracket on Friday.