Kyrgios pleads guilty to assaulting ex-girlfriend

Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios (C) arrives on crutches to the magistrate's court in Canberra on February 3, 2023. Kyrgios will try to have an assault charge against him dismissed on mental health grounds. Photo: AFP

Tennis player Nick Kyrgios pleaded guilty to common assault in a Canberra court on Friday over a 2021 incident involving his former girlfriend Chiara Passari, ABC News said.

Tennis star Nick Kyrgios on Friday pleaded guilty in an Australian court to assaulting his then-girlfriend by pushing her to the ground in January 2021.

Kyrgios shoved Chiara Passari with his open hands after a heated argument outside her apartment in Canberra, according to an agreed statement of facts tendered to the court.

The legal team for the Australian was granted an adjournment at a prior court hearing last October to allow time to prepare forensic mental health reports on their client.