Nick Kyrgios Says he is waiting for his chance to respond to allegations that his ex-girlfriend assaulted him, and has spoken openly about his mental health struggles after entering his first Grand Slam semi-final .
Kyrgios had a lot of firepower for Cristian Garin as he beat unseeded Chile 6-4 6-3 7-6 (7-5) in two hours and 13 minutes on Wednesday – barely 24 hours after it was revealed. Hours later his ex-girlfriend Chiara Pasari made the allegation. to attack him.
Kyrgios is the last Australian at Wimbledon after losing in three sets to another ex-girlfriend Ajla Tomljanovic in the quarterfinals.
Kyrgios, who played Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals, spoke at a post-match press conference about his struggle to deal with the pressure of elite tennis.
He admitted, ‘There was a point that I was almost finished with the game.
‘I posted about my mental state last year in 2019. I was harming myself, I was having suicidal thoughts.’
Nick Kyrgios breaks silence on assault allegations after quarter-final win
Nick Kyrgios entered the Wimbledon semi-finals 24 hours after his ex-girlfriend Chiara Pasari (pictured together in happy times) accused him of assault.
Fellow Australian Ajla Tomljanovic (pictured) was furious after media grilling about Nick Kyrgios after being knocked out of Wimbledon in three sets
“Being a semifinalist at Wimbledon is a special achievement for anyone, but especially for me, if you had asked someone if I could do it they would have said no.
No mental ability, no physical ability, no stamina. Even the road is rocky.
“At the beginning of the year I didn’t know whether I wanted to play the right schedule or not. I have lost love, I have lost the spark.’
Kyrgios will appear in ACT Magistrates Court on August 2 to answer the charge of a common assault, which carries a maximum sentence of up to two years.
‘I have many thoughts, many things I want to say; My side about it,’ he said.
‘I have been advised by my lawyers that I am unable to say anything at this time.
‘I understand everyone wants to ask about it but I can’t tell you much about it right now.’
Kyrgios said his upcoming court date was a distraction before defeating unseeded Chilean Garin.
He said, ‘I am only human.
‘I read about it and everyone else was asking questions. It was tough.
‘It was difficult to focus on the kind of mission at hand. Today was the quarter finals of Wimbledon. I know deep down that I was ready for it.
‘It didn’t affect my preparation. I knew I was staying true to myself and doing my best today.
Ajla Tomljanovic was raved about ex-boyfriend Nick Kyrgios after he lost in the Wimbledon quarterfinals and later opened fire on journalists on social media.
Nick Kyrgios (pictured at Wimbledon with new girlfriend Costine Hatzi) breaks 24-hour silence on assault allegations after his quarter-final win
Tomljanovic expressed anger about Kyrgios being grilled by reporters instead of his quarterfinal match.
‘Very disappointing that the journalist asked me the first question after almost 2 hours of my quarter-final play, and did not proceed to ask anything related to the match. Glad to see most of the headlines about it now. Do better,’ Tomljanovic tweeted.
Tomljanovic insisted that they never tolerated violence during their two-year relationship.
Tomljanovic said, ‘I have never experienced that with him.
‘I’m really not aware of what’s being said about his past relationship and the allegations. I don’t know what it is.
‘It’s been a long time since our relationship ended.
‘I’ve always kept my relationship very private. I would like to keep it that way.
‘I am definitely against domestic violence. I hope it will be resolved.
Nick Kyrgios beat Kristian Garin to reach his first Grand Slam semi-final
This isn’t the first time Kyrgios has opened up about his mental health demons.
In March 2021, he apparently ‘went places he’s not proud of’ in a heartfelt motivational Instagram post aimed at inspiring others.
‘This is for people who struggle with motivation, with purpose, who have days when you just don’t want to get out of bed, that’s okay,’ Kyrgios’ post began.
‘I’ve been to places I’m not proud of, people call me all the time, ‘waste of talent’, ‘disappointment’.
‘Dealed with disgusting racism, people close to me say they have lost hope. I know how it feels when you feel that no one understands the struggles going on in your mind.
he had a Inspirational message for others who found themselves in a dark place.
‘I am telling you right now, everything will be fine, enjoy this beautiful life in front of you, do what makes you happy. Do not take this opportunity lightly,’ Kyrgios wrote.
‘If you’re feeling lost, or you can’t have anyone, feel free to contact me. I’m here for you.’
Speaking on the court after his win, Kyrgios said: ‘A wonderful atmosphere again. I never thought that I would reach the semi-finals of a Grand Slam. I thought the ship was gone – that I ruined that window in my career.
‘I am really happy that I was able to come here with my team and do well.’
People often criticize Kyrgios for not caring because he doesn’t have a coach, and has never been a full-time coach in his career, but he hit back at those comments after his impressive victory.
The world number 13 hit back at the comment that he doesn’t care because he has never had a coach
Kyrgios also revealed that he has a lot of work to do before his semi-final match
‘I don’t have a coach, I’ll never put that burden on anyone! Every one of my team plays a very important role.
‘No one knows my tennis more than me, I’ve been playing this game since I was seven and I’m very happy.
‘I thought I was playing a lot on the back foot. Garin is one hell of a player. I got lucky at some break points, so I will take it and prepare for my next match.
Kyrgios also revealed that there is a lot of work left to do, but that he will first recover with the family meal and then prepare for his semi-final match.
‘There’s a lot to do, go back, Dad will cook dinner for us as usual, we’ll eat it and just relax.’