Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has been accused of an alleged assault.
Kyrgios will appear in court for being drunk and disorderly after allegedly getting into an argument with his neighbour in Sydney, Australia, on August 2.
In a statement, ACT police said they had received allegations of serious sexual assault against a 27 year old man in a Darwin suburb on the 10th December.
Police advised that the accused was scheduled to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court on the 10th December.
The maximum sentence for the offence is two years.
The news comes as the world number 40 is enjoying his best singles performance at a grand slam tournament since 2015, when he made the quarter finals of the men’s singles at the Australian Open.
It’s not the first time this year that this particular match has sparked controversy. The week has seen a lot of things go down on the court, so there is definitely something for you to watch if you are a tennis fan.
At the grass court grand slam, he has been reprimanded twice for his on court behavior and fined a total of more than $20, 000.
During his round one victory over local hope Paul Jubb, he was fined for spitting in the direction of a spectator, and in his third round victory over Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas, he was fined for yelling obscenities.
According to Reuter news agency, the governing body of men’s tennis that they were aware of the charge the player was facing.
‘The ATP is aware of the Australian case involving Nick Kyrgios but as legal proceedings are ongoing it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time, ‘ they said in a statement.
The No 40 faces Christian Garin from Chile on Court One on Wednesday for a place in the semi-finals. Wednesday’s schedule was produced two hours after news of Kyrgios’s alleged assault was announced.