Kyrgios has previously tried to have the charges dropped citing that he suffers from mental illness, but the court has not agreed to that.

The trial was due to start in October last year but was postponed so that a psychiatric examination could be carried out.

Is ranked 20th in the world

Kyrgios arrived on court on crutches on Friday as he underwent knee surgery after pulling out of the Australian Open earlier this year with a knee injury.

The 27-year-old tennis player, ranked 20th in the world, was accused of knocking over his ex-girlfriend during an argument during a night out in Canberra in December 2021.