Nick Kyrgios has made plenty of headlines for his excellent play at Wimbledon. However, the latest headline isn't exactly a positive development.
Kyrgios will appear in an Australian court next month because of an assault charge. His ex-girlfriend, Chiara Passari, alleges he grabbed her.
If convicted, Kyrgios could face up to two years in prison.
"Nick Kyrgios will appear in Australian court next month on an assault charge after allegedly grabbing his ex-girlfriend Chiara Passari. Kyrgios faces up to two years in prison if convicted," said Bleacher Report.
Kyrgios and his lawyer, Jason Moffett, are both aware of the seriousness of the issue.
He added, "While Mr. Kyrgios is committed to addressing any and all allegations once clear, taking the matter seriously does not warrant any misreading of the process Mr. Kyrgios is required to follow.
This could prove to be a major distraction for Kyrgios, who's still competing at Wimbledon.
The 27-year-old takes on Chile's Cristian Garin in the quarterfinals this Wednesday.