Nick Kyrgios’ day in court on assault charges has been delayed by three weeks.

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The assault charge stems from a January 2021 incident reported by ACT police in December.

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The Australian tennis sensation was originally due to appear in ACT Magistrates Court on August 2 amid reports that he grabbed his ex-girlfriend Chiara Passari in a 2021 incident.

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He told reporters at Wimbledon earlier this month that he had a lot to say, but his lawyers advised him not to comment.

Canberra lawyer Michael Kukulies-Smith is now acting on Kyrgios’ behalf.

Mr. Kukulies-Smith did not confirm or deny the details of the accusation, saying it would be inappropriate to do so or disclose his client’s instructions while the case is pending before the court.

The case will now be heard in the ACT Magistrates’ Court on August 23rd.

The Wimbledon men’s singles finalist must travel to the United States for the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati after being awarded a wild card.

The competition will run until mid-August and end two days before the trial date.

The 27-year-old is scheduled to compete in the US Open starting August 29.

Kyrgios is not required to attend court if he is legally represented.

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