Costeen Hatzi: ‘Nick Kyrgios and I should have worn helmets on e-scooters’


Nick Kyrgios’ girlfriend Costeen Hatzi admits the couple should have worn helmets while riding e-scooters after backlash – as she admits she’s devastated he’s out of Australian Open

Nick Kyrgios‘ girlfriend Costeen Hatzi has admitted the pair ‘should have been wearing helmets’ while riding electric scooters in Melbourne.

The influencer, 22, expressed regret over the road safety gaffe while being interviewed on the Today show on Thursday about Kyrgios dropping out of the Australian Open due to injury.

The world No. 21 announced on Monday he wouldn’t be taking part in the tournament and would be undergoing knee surgery in the coming fortnight.

Nick Kyrgios’ girlfriend Costeen Hatzi has admitted the pair ‘should have been wearing helmets’ while riding electric scooters in Melbourne on Sunday 

Hours before pulling out of the Open, Kyrgios was seen on Sunday afternoon riding around the city on a rented e-scooter with Hatzi standing on the back. 

Defending their actions, Hatzi told Today hosts Karl Stefanovic and Sarah Abo: ‘To be fair we were going really slow. We should have had our helmets on.’ 

Victorian laws on commercial e-scooters state you must wear a helmet when operating the vehicle, which can reach speeds of 20km/h.

‘Although it’s unclear when the image was taken, Melbourne Highway Patrol, now that they’re aware, will make inquiries in relation to the incident,’ a Victoria Police spokeswoman said on Monday.

The influencer, 22, expressed regret over the road safety gaffe while being interviewed on the Today show on Thursday about Kyrgios dropping out of the Australian Open due to injury

The influencer, 22, expressed regret over the road safety gaffe while being interviewed on the Today show on Thursday about Kyrgios dropping out of the Australian Open due to injury

Hatzi also said her boyfriend was ‘doing okay’ and ‘looking after his health’. 

‘Health does come first and I’m pretty devastated that he’s out of the tournament, but he’ll be back in no time for hopefully Indian Wells [in March],’ she said.

‘He loves representing Australia, but it was a tough decision.

The world No. 21 announced on Monday he wouldn't be taking part in the tournament and would be undergoing knee surgery in the coming fortnight

The world No. 21 announced on Monday he wouldn’t be taking part in the tournament and would be undergoing knee surgery in the coming fortnight

‘He tried to give himself the best chance to make the right decision, but unfortunately his knee just, it wasn’t 100 per cent and he couldn’t perform to the best of his ability.’

She added the couple ‘are happy when we’re together’ and that ‘transcends onto the court’.  

‘Just being happy, he just performs better,’ she said. ‘It’s not like I actually coached him. He does everything by himself actually.’

She added the couple 'are happy when we're together' and that 'transcends onto the court'

She added the couple ‘are happy when we’re together’ and that ‘transcends onto the court’

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