Wednesday 6 July 2022 03:42 AM Nick Kyrgios 'obsessed' with girlfriend Costeen Hatzi before charged with ... trends now

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Nick Kyrgios was gushing about how 'obsessed' he is with his girlfriend Costeen Hatzi just hours before it came to light he'd been charged with assaulting his ex.

The 27-year-old is facing allegations he assaulted model Chiara Passari in an alleged incident in December last year and will fly back to Australia to face court next month.

Following his fourth round victory at Wimbledon over Brandon Nakashima, the tennis star spoke at length about his support team and personal life.

'I've got an incredible support crew. My physio is one of my best friends. My best friend is my agent. I've got the best girlfriend in the world,' he told reporters.

'I've just got so many people around me, they just support me.'

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Nick Kyrgios was gushing about how 'obsessed' he is with his girlfriend Costeen Hatzi (pictured together) just hours before it came to light he'd been charged with assaulting his ex

Nick Kyrgios was gushing about how 'obsessed' he is with his girlfriend Costeen Hatzi (pictured together) just hours before it came to light he'd been charged with assaulting his ex

The 27-year-old is facing allegations he assaulted model Chiara Passari (pictured together) in an alleged incident in December last year and will fly back to Australia to face court

The 27-year-old is facing allegations he assaulted model Chiara Passari (pictured together) in an alleged incident in December last year and will fly back to Australia to face court

He said he often was stuck to his phone reading comments about his performance following big matches, but with Ms Hatzi, 22, by his side he could 'switch off'.

'When you get a result like this it's so easy to be attached to technology – seeing everyone's opinions on the match or highlights, everything like that,' he said.

'But I feel like I'm really able to switch off from that. And that's a big part of my growth. 

'Obviously being obsessed with my girlfriend helps, but I'm just able to let that go and enjoy my dinner and wake up the next day and separate tennis and life.'

Ms Hatzi has been cheering on her boyfriend from the crowd as he plays his way through Wimbledon.

The pair shared a courtside kiss during one of Kyrgios' training sessions on Monday.

On Tuesday, he attended practice as normal just minutes after the assault allegations came to light - although he chose to train on the court furthest away from waiting media.

'ACT Policing can confirm a 27-year-old Watson man is scheduled to face the ACT Magistrates Court on the 2nd of August in relation to one charge of common assault following an incident in December 2021,' police said last night.

The charge carries a maximum penalty of two years in prison.

Flanked by his entourage, the 27-year-old appeared calm ahead of his quarter-final showdown at the Grand Slam.

Leaving the practice courts shortly after the allegations surfaced, Kyrgios told waiting reporters he 'felt like he was in The Last Dance' - referring to the 2020 documentary about basketball legend Michael Jordan.

The tennis star also posted to Instagram, urging his 2.3 million followers to 'believe in themselves'.

'This is why I play. To all my youngsters out there, believe in yourself,' he wrote alongside a photo captured of an adoring young fan at Wimbledon. 

Nick Kyrgios (pictured with his ex Chiara Passari) has been accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend

Nick Kyrgios (pictured with his ex Chiara Passari) has been accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend

'This is why I play. To all my youngsters out there, believe in yourself,' he captioned a photo of an adoring young fan at Wimbledon, shortly after the allegations came to light

 'This is why I play. To all my youngsters out there, believe in yourself,' he captioned a photo of an adoring young fan at Wimbledon, shortly after the allegations came to light

Kyrgios took to Instagram to share an uplifting message (pictured) with his 2.3 million followers

Kyrgios took to Instagram to share an uplifting message (pictured) with his 2.3 million followers

Ms Hatzi, left a series of emojis in the comment section which Kyrgios responded to with a single love-heart. 

The tennis star is scheduled to play Chile's Cristian Garin on Wednesday to win a spot in the Grand Slam's semi-final. 

Kyrgios's barrister Jason Moffett, from Key Chambers, told The Canberra Times his client was aware of the allegations, which were 'in the context of a domestic relationship'.

Kyrgios' battle against Stefanos Tsitsipas was undoubtedly the most talked-about match of the tournament so far (pictured, Kyrgios arrives at the Wimbledon practice courts with his manager Daniel Horsfall on Tuesday)

Kyrgios' battle against Stefanos Tsitsipas was undoubtedly the most talked-about match of the tournament so far (pictured, Kyrgios arrives at the Wimbledon practice courts with his manager Daniel Horsfall on Tuesday)

It's understood the matter concerns an allegation Kyrgios grabbed ex-girlfriend Ms Passari

It's understood the matter concerns an allegation Kyrgios grabbed ex-girlfriend Ms Passari

The Australia looks on from the practice courts shortly after news broke he will need to face court next month

The Australia looks on from the practice courts shortly after news broke he will need to face court next month

'The nature of the allegation is serious, and Mr Kyrgios takes the allegation very seriously,' he added.

'Given the matter is before the court... he doesn't have a comment at this stage, but in the fullness of time we'll issue a media release.'

It's understood the matter concerns an allegation Kyrgios grabbed ex-girlfriend Ms Passari. 

Late on Tuesday night, Kyrgios' legal team released a statement denying the tennis star had been charged.

'At the present time, the allegations are not considered as fact by the Court, and Mr Kyrgios is not considered charged with an offence until the First Appearance,' the statement said.

'It may be misleading to the public to describe the Summons in any other manner than a formal direction to appear to face allegations, the precise nature of which is neither certain at this moment nor confirmed by either the Prosecution or Mr Kyrgios.' 

Nick Kyrgios takes a break during practice ahead of his quarter-final match at Wimbledon, just an hour after the allegations came to light

Nick Kyrgios takes a break during practice ahead of his quarter-final match at Wimbledon, just an hour after the allegations came to light

A statement from the tennis star's legal team

Today's media headline that Mr Kyrgios has been 'charged' is completely inaccurate. 

At the present time, the allegations are not considered as fact by the Court, and Mr Kyrgios is not considered charged with an offence until the First Appearance. 

Until the court formally accepts the Prosecution will be proceeding with a charge, and that the charge before the Court is to be applied to the person summoned to appear, it may be misleading to the public to describe the Summons in any other manner than a formal direction to appear to face allegations, the precise nature of which is neither certain at

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