'Happiness is found': Nick Kyrgios sparks new relationship rumours

Sam Goodwin
Sports Editor
Nick Kyrgios has sparked rumours he's dating Chiara Passari. Images: Instagram

Nick Kyrgios appears to have moved on after his public split with fellow tennis player Anna Kalinskaya.

Kyrgios and Kalinskaya confirmed they’d called it quits last month after dating since last year.

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And Kyrgios has now sparked fresh romance rumours with a series of happy snaps on social media over the weekend.

The Australian tennis star posted three photos alongside Chiara Passari, captioning two of them: “Happiness is found.”

A number of fans took Kyrgios’ posts to mean he was announcing a new relationship.

“Happy for you my dude,” one follower wrote.

Another commented: “Congratulations! You are deserving of all the happiness and love in the world.”

However Kyrgios is remaining tight-lipped on the exact nature of his relationship with Passari.

Kyrgios and Kalinskaya’s split

Russian player Kalinskaya confirmed in May that she and Kyrgios had broken up, declaring they were no longer friends.

A number of Instagram posts then appeared to take aim at Kyrgios, featuring the captions “f***ing energy vampire” and “you’re not a bad boy, you’re simply a bad person”.

She also posted: “No matter what you go through, don’t let anyone break you.”

“Be strong, don’t lose yourself, be you. You deserve the best.”

However the Russian player has since spoken out to say the posts were not about Kyrgios.

Kalinskaya told Confidential: “He did nothing. He is a good person and I didn't mean to comment about him.”

“I don't know why people think it’s about him. He is a great player and nice person.”

Kyrgios also played down any thoughts of ill-will between the former lovers.

“Nothing happened,” he told fans during an online gaming stream.

“We just went our separate ways. Unfortunately things didn't work out. We had some fun memories.”

In March the Daily Mail published pictures of Kyrgios and Kalinskaya hanging out in Acapulco after the Aussie retired hurt at the Mexican Open with a wrist injury.

Kalinskaya had featured heavily on Kyrgios’ Instagtam story over the last few months, including a photo of the pair at an LA Lakers game.

Rumours started swirling last September when Kyrgios shared a photo of himself with Kalinskaya, writing: “My face when I see you doing your thing today.”

He was also spotted cheering her on from the stands at the Citi Open in Washington last August.