Nick Kyrgios has been in the headlines for many on-court and off-court reasons since Wimbledon started on June 20.
Kyrgios defeated the unseeded Cristian Garin in three sets to advance to the semifinals a day after the Australian police said that Kyrgios is due in court next month on a charge that he allegedly assaulted a former girlfriend in December 2021.
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An attorney representing Kyrgios called the allegation “serious.” If convicted, Kyrgios could face up to two years in prison.
Despite so much going on off the court for Kyrgios, the 40th-ranked player has played good tennis and is making his first-ever Grand Slam semifinal. Kyrgios’ dominant serve is frequently hitting over 130 mph, and he had 17 aces against Garin while only getting broken once. Kyrgios is now 12-2 on grass courts in 2022.
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Kyrgios has a powerful forehand to go along with the fire that he plays with on the court. Kyrgios himself wasn’t sure if he would ever reach a day like this in his career.
“Obviously, I didn’t go about things great early in my career and may have wasted that little window. But just really proud of the way I’ve come back out here,” the 27-year-old Australian said.
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After beating Paul Jubb in the first round Kyrgios was fined $10,000 for spitting in the direction of a heckling spectator.
During Kyrgios’ third-round victory against the No. 4 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas things were contentious, and Kyrgios was fined $4,000 dollars for an audible obscenity. Tsitsipas called him a “bully” and “evil” after the match.
After defeating Brandon Nakashima in five sets to advance to the quarterfinals Kyrgios wore a red hat on the court during his post-game interview while Wimbledon’s rules are to have on only white clothes and garments on the court.
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Kyrgios will be facing No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal in the semifinal on Friday.
The other semifinal matchup will be the defending champion and No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic against No. 9 seed Cam Norrie.
Fox News’ Ryan Canfield and the Associated Press contributed to this report.