Australian media reports that Wimbledon quarter-finalist Nick Kyrgios is accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

Asked about the charge on Tuesday, Australian police told CNN in a statement: “ACT Police can confirm that Watson, 27, is due to appear in ACT Magistrates Court on August 2 in relation to one charge of conventional assault. following the December 2021 incident.”

The announcement was made by barrister Jason Moffet, who reportedly represents Kyrgios. Canberra Timeswho first broke the news that he was briefed on the matter, which was “in the context of family relations”. Moffett said his client is aware of the charge.

CNN has reached out to Moffett for comment.

“The nature of the accusation is serious and Mr Kyrgios takes this allegation very seriously,” Moffett told The Canberra Times.

“Given that the case is pending before the court … at this stage he has no comments, but we will issue a press release at the right time,” Moffet added.

Quirgios, who is scheduled to face Chilean Christian Garin on Wednesday at Wimbledon, has reached his first Grand Slam quarter-final in seven years.

CNN has reached out to Wimbledon for comment on whether the allegations will affect his participation in the tournament.