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Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios and his girlfriend were put into separate quarantine hotel rooms in Adelaide on Thursday after an argument that necessitated the police being called, according to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald.
“In the afternoon of Thursday 7 October 2021, police were alerted to a verbal argument between two occupants within a Pedi-hotel,” South Australian police told the newspaper. “An investigation was conducted, no offenses were disclosed and both parties will now spend the remainder of their quarantine in separate rooms.”
Kyrgios, whose ranking has fallen to No. 97, returned to Australia after a North American swing and his participation in the Laver Cup two weeks ago. All people entering Australia must comply with a two-week hotel quarantine because of COVID-19 protocols.
The relationship between Kyrgios and model Chiari Passari has been publicly volatile since they began dating last year, with Passari making cryptic references to infidelity before the Australian Open this year.
During an Instagram Q&A with fans, Passari posted a photo of Kyrgios in bed with another woman to answer a question referencing what had happened between them earlier this year. That appeared to escalate the argument, as Passari began posting screenshots of text messages between them. One of them included Kyrgios allegedly telling her “Don’t neck yourself tonight,” referencing suicide.
Passari then set her Instagram account to private. The two of them are set to be released from quarantine next week.
Kyrgios, an iconoclastic fan favorite who reached as high as No. 13 in the world in 2016, has had a history of volatile behavior on the court. At tournaments this summer, he made several references to potentially leaving the sport soon but has planned to recover from injuries over the next few months and prepare for the Australian Open in January.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Nick Kyrgios, girlfriend argue, are put in separate quarantine rooms