Nick Kyrgios complains about smelling marijuana at US Open

First, the woman in the Wimbledon final who, to Nick Kyrgios, looked like she had “700 drinks, bro.” This time, it was the smell of weeds that set off the combustible Aussies.

Kyrgios went deep into the second set in the second round of the U.S. Open against Benjamin Bonzie on Wednesday night when he turned to the referee and began complaining about the smell of marijuana in the air at Louis Armstrong Stadium.

With a 4-3 lead in the second set, Kyrgios asked the referee to issue a warning to the crowd after he claimed he saw and smelled someone smoking marijuana. On the way to the substitution, the 27-year-old sneered: “You don’t even want to remind anyone not to do it?”

However, the referee seemed to think that Kyrgios was complaining about the taste of the food, which didn’t go down well for the always-leading star.

“That’s fucking marijuana,” Kyrgios shot back. “Obviously I don’t complain about the food. Obviously not.

Nick Kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios
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“Obviously, when athletes are running side-by-side and they already have asthma, this may not be ideal.”

Addressing the crowd as the two players returned to their respective bottom lines, the referee said: “Ladies and gentlemen, remind you not to smoke on the pitch.”

Kyrgios then went on to end the Frenchman’s second set 6-4.

However, this wasn’t his last outburst. Kyrgios was given a code of conduct warning after spitting on the court after being broken late in the third set, but he lost 6-4.

“People don’t know. I have severe asthma,” Kyrgios said later. “I had trouble breathing when I was running left and right, which is probably not something I want to breathe between two o’clock.

“Yeah, the US Open, the vibe here is very different from anywhere else. I think Wimbledon is so fitting. The Australian Open, you kind of expect it, as an Australian. But here, it’s like rowdy Pointing, pointing, I can barely hear. Half the time I can’t even hear my team because it’s so loud all the time. …constant shaking. Something happened, siren. … For those of you who have had a hard time concentrating in my career, I’ve been really trying to put my head down and play point by point and try to get myself out of certain situations. It’s hard because there’s a lot of distractions. Obviously, there’s also Lots of booing. People are saying things. I have to be very careful with what I say these days.”

This isn’t the first time Kyrgios has found himself in the cannabis controversy at the U.S. Open, either.

He caused a stir during the tournament six years ago when he tweeted back to a fan and said players on the tour could smoke marijuana. A WADA spokesman later confirmed this, saying that while it was banned during competitions, it was not banned outside competitions either.

This year, he faces more serious problems. In July, he was charged with allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend. The case is set to take place in Australia in October. He was also sued for defamation by Polish lawyer Anna Palouse and the woman he accused of being drunk at Wimbledon.

On the court, meanwhile, Kyrgios played the best tennis of his career this year.

Nick Kyrgios advanced to the U.S. Open with a four-set win over Benjamin Bonzie on Wednesday.
Nick Kyrgios advanced to the U.S. Open with a four-set win over Benjamin Bonzie on Wednesday.
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Earlier this summer, he reached his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon, where he won the first set against Novak Djokovic, but the next three but lost. But in the next match a few weeks later, he won the singles and doubles titles on the same day at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C., where he played the entire tournament without breaking.

On Wednesday, Kyrgios also easily defeated Bonzi, 7-6(3), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, hitting 30 aces along the way and advancing to the third round of the US Open for the fifth time. in his career. Kyrgios’ next opponent is JJ Wolff on Friday as he tries to advance to the fourth round in Flushing for the first time.

“The Wimbledon final was a turning point for me,” Kyrgios said. “If I had won that game, I don’t know where my motivation would have been. Losing it and being so close, it was really hard for me to take it.

“Personally, I don’t think I’ll put that much pressure on myself. …Honestly, I hardly know who I am anymore because that’s not me. Trying to balance so many different things. … …just a lot. Yes, it’s stressful.”

Good news for Kyrgios? Marijuana is legal in New York, so few would sue him for defamation.


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