Nick Kyrgios Complains To Chair Umpire About Marijuana Smell In U.S. Open Match

Nick Kyrgios was bothered by what he thought was the odor of marijuana throughout his U.S. Open match Wednesday.

The Wimbledon runner-up complained throughout his second-round victory over Benjamin Bonzi in regards to the scent, asking chair umpire Jaume Campistol to warn the group inside Louis Armstrong Stadium.

“You don’t want to remind anyone not to do it or anything?” Kyrgios requested throughout a changeover within the second set.

Armstrong options concession stands alongside the concourse stage above the court docket and Campistol gave the impression to be telling Kyrgios the odor may very well be coming from their kitchens.

“Obviously, I’m not going to complain about food smells,” Kyrgios responded. “Obviously, not.”

Kyrgios stated after his 7-6 (3), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 victory that he’s asthmatic.

“When I’m running side to side, I’m struggling to breathe,” he stated. “Probably not something I want to be breathing in in between points.”

The No. 23 seed from Australia was his traditional animated self throughout the match, carrying on conversations with himself and folks within the seats. He obtained a warning for utilizing profanity when the goal of his anger was any person in his field who Kyrgios didn’t really feel was being supportive sufficient.

The noise of New York is a problem for a lot of gamers, and Kyrgios struggled not solely with the chatter of the followers however with the roars of the trains that may be heard from exterior the open-air stadium.

“For someone that’s struggled to focus in my career, I’m really trying hard to put my head down and play point by point, try to dig myself out of some certain situations. It’s hard because there’s a lot of distractions,” Kyrgios stated. “Obviously, a lot of heckling going on as well. People are saying things. I got to be very careful with what I say these days.”