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Aussie tennis star Nick Kyrgios admits assaulting ex-girlfriend

5 February, 2023
Nick Kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has admitted assaulting an ex-girlfriend but avoided a criminal conviction.

The 27-year-old’s guilty plea in a Canberra court came after his lawyers failed to have the charge dismissed on mental health grounds.

Kyrgios pushed Chiara Passari onto the pavement during a row in Canberra in 2021, the court heard.

The magistrate called the incident “a single act of stupidity or frustration” when sparing him a criminal record.

Kyrgios released a statement after the ruling saying he was grateful to the court for dismissing the charges without conviction.

“I was not in good place when this happened and I reacted to a difficult situation in a way I deeply regret,” he said.

“I know it wasn’t OK and I’m sincerely sorry for the hurt I caused.”

Agreed facts tendered to the court say Mr Kyrgios pushed Ms Passari after she stopped his car from driving away while they were arguing on 10 January 2021. (BBC Sport)