Australian tennis star at Wimbledon in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons
That was apparently not the case on Tuesday as a major media pack had Kyrgios in their sights as he reported for training just as news of his court appearance broke.
According to various reports, Kyrgios didn’t seem to like the latest publicity as he put on a dejected figure after a training session at SW19 on Tuesday and then moved to another pitch out of sight.
“I feel like I’m in the last dance,he was heard saying to his coach, according to onlookers, a reference to the super popular Netflix series about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.
The irony isn’t lost on some tennis fans, as there have been Netflix cameras on the circuit this year, capturing plenty of behind-the-scenes moments from some of the sport’s stars.
Following Nick Kyrgios’ whereabouts, saga after saga, drama after drama, would generate plenty of material for multiple episodes.
With Kyrgios summoned to appear in the Australian Capital Territory Magistrates’ Court in early August over an allegation of common assault against ex-girlfriend Chiara Passari, his lawyers were quick to send an important message when the news was first reported by Canberra time“The nature of the allegation is serious, and Mr. Kyrgios takes the allegation very seriously.”
Later, his legal representatives disputed media reports that their client had been “charged”.
Pierre Johannessen of Johannessen Legal said Kyrgios had pledged to respond to “all allegations”.
“Until the court formally agrees that the prosecution will bring a charge and that the charge before the court is to be applied to the person subpoenaed, it may be misleading for the public to describe the summons of a way other than a formal summons to appear to deal with the allegations,” Johannessen said.
On Wednesday night (AEST) at Wimbledon, Kyrgios will face, win or lose, for the usual post-match press conference after facing Garin.
He will have made the semi-finals or not by then – a level in the majors no Aussie has achieved since Lleyton Hewitt in 2005 – so expect Kyrgios to be generally outspoken.
But on matters relating to court dates instead of court games, expect him to say little.
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