Costeen Hatzi has shared a playful video from behind the scenes at Wimbledon posing alongside boyfriend Nick Kyrgios.
Nick Kyrgios and girlfriend Costeen Hatzi have shared videos together of them behind the scenes just hours after the tennis star was summoned to appear on a charge of assaulting an ex-girlfriend.
The tennis star, who plays in a Wimbledon quarter-final on Wednesday night, is accused of grabbing his former partner Chiara Passari in an incident in December
Kyrgios on Wednesday morning (AEST) returned to the Wimbledon practice courts and quipped to reporters as he left his session: “Feel like I’m in the Last Dance”.
It was a reference to the hit documentary surrounding NBA icon Michael Jordan and his final championship with the Chicago Bulls.
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Hatzi also made a brief comment when she shared a video alongside her partner where she is seen posing for a photo in front if a mirror with her two fingers flashing the “peace” sign.
Instead of taking the photo, Kyrgios recorded a video.
She is seen in the video turning on him and saying light-heartedly: “If you’re doing a video, I’m going to punch you in the face”.
The video was also posted on Kyrgios’ Instagram page.
Kyrgios also posted a photo on Instagram showing him interacting with a young girl at Wimbledon.
“This is why I play. To all my youngsters out there, believe in yourself,” he captioned the image, alongside a heart emoji.
Kyrgios recently suggested he is going to marry Hatzi.
Hatzi has been sporting a diamond ring on her engagement finger in recent months.
Kyrgios in May wrote on Instagram: Kyrgios on Saturday finally confirmed the news when telling his followers the wedding will be happening “very soon”. The post included a “heart” emoji and a “diamond ring” emoji.
Kyrgios also recently commented on a photo Hatzi posted by writing: “I can’t wait to life with you”.
He also has her first name tattooed on his left thigh.
The 27-year-old is due to face court in Canberra next month.
The maximum sentence for common assault is two years in jail.
“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 on Tuesday.
Barrister Jason Moffett told the Canberra Times that Kyrgios was aware of the charge.
“It’s in the context of a domestic relationship,” Mr Moffett said.
“The nature of the allegation is serious, and Mr Kyrgios takes the allegation very seriously.
“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.”
The All England Club, which runs the Wimbledon tournament, released a statement confirming Kyrgios’ quarterfinal would go ahead.
“We have been made aware of legal proceedings involving Nick Kyrgios in Australia, and as they are ongoing, we are not in a position to offer a comment,” the statement read. “We are in touch with Nick’s team and he remains scheduled to play his quarter-final match tomorrow.”
Passari and the tennis star started dating in the middle of 2020, just three months after Kyrgios split from Russian tennis player Anna Kalinskaya.
They dated on-and-off for about 18 months, before Kyrgios confirmed he was in a new relationship with Costeen Hatzi in December last year.
Kyrgios faces Chilean Cristian Garin for a spot in the Wimbledon semi-finals on Wednesday night (AEST), after shrugging off a shoulder injury to beat Brandon Nakashima in five sets in the early hours of Tuesday morning.