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SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT: Nick Kyrgios complains of wafting 'f****** MARIJUANA’ odor during US Open match

Kyrgios said he was an asthmatic and was mindful the fumes might unbalance him
Nick Kyrgios was left frustrated by the smell of marijuana coming from the stands in his second-round win at the US Open (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Nick Kyrgios was left frustrated by the smell of marijuana coming from the stands in his second-round win at the US Open (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

NEW YORK: In typical Nick Kyrgios fashion, he made it to the third round of the US Open. In his match against Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi, Kyrgios won the first two sets before surrendering the third after losing his composure. Despite repeatedly hitting his own box, he eventually prevailed 7-6 (3), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

In the third set, Kyrgios claimed to the chair umpire that the marijuana smoke in the air was affecting him. The commentators noted, "They have never heard of that." "It was f*****g marijuana. It was smoke. Of course I am not going to complain about the food," Kyrgios could be heard saying into the on-court microphone. "When athletes are running side to side and they have asthma, it's probably not ideal.


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He was subsequently given a code violation for insulting his own team and was observed spitting out a large amount, which earned him a behavior warning and disgusted both the stadium's patrons and those watching at home.


Despite the fact that the Big Apple is one of the world's best cities, Kyrgios launched a vicious attack on New York after the match. 

"It's very different to the way we live Down Under (in Australia). It's a crazy place, I don't know how anyone can live here," he said in an interview on-court after his win.

Even though he was able to conclude the second-round match, the wheels were starting to fall off, and Channel 9 analyst Todd Woodbridge said it was high time a coach stopped his self-destructive habit to lose his temper at others if he wasn't playing well.

"At some point the people who are sitting in his players box need to take some action," Woodbridge said on the broadcast. "That action should probably be standing up and walking out. They've got nothing to do with what goes on on the court. That is up to Nick." 

But Kyrgios argued that he was the epitome of a professional during the press conference following the game. "Every day I come in, I watch what I eat, I try and get sleep …every practice session I try and have good intent," said Kyrgios, who is frequently observed making out and having fun during practice with girlfriend Costeen Hatzi. "I almost don't know who I am anymore, to be honest, because that's not me. I'm trying to balance so many different things out (there) … it's just a lot. I feel like I'm really professional right now," said Kyrgios, in a comment that will no doubt raise a few eyebrows around the tennis world.