Tennis: Nick Kyrgios court date delayed by three weeks

Nick Kyrgios was due to have his case heard on Aug 2, but it is now listed for Aug 23, 2022. PHOTO: REUTERS

SYDNEY (AFP) - Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios' court date over an alleged common assault has been pushed back three weeks, court officials said on Friday (July 29).

The Wimbledon finalist, one of the most polarising figures in tennis, was due to have his case heard next Tuesday, but it is now listed for Aug 23.

Earlier this month, police in Australia's Capital Territory said that a 27-year-old man - later confirmed by his barrister to be Kyrgios - "is scheduled to face the ACT Magistrates' Court... in relation to one charge of common assault following an incident in December 2021".

Johannessen Legal, which no longer represents the player, said at the time that he was "committed to addressing any and all allegations once clear".

If Kyrgios is legally represented at court he does not have to appear in person.

The 47th-ranked Kyrgios lost the Wimbledon final in four sets to Novak Djokovic.

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