Kyrgios complains of marijuana smell during US Open win
Nick Kyrgios was bothered by what he thought was the smell of marijuana during his U.S. Open match Wednesday. The Wimbledon runner-up complained during his second-round victory over Benjamin Bonzi about the scent, asking chair umpire Jaume Campistol to warn the crowd inside Louis Armstrong Stadium.
“You don’t want to remind anyone not to do it or anything?” Kyrgios said during a changeover in the second set.
Armstrong features concession stands along the concourse level above the court and Campistol appeared to be telling Kyrgios the smell could be coming from their kitchens.
“Obviously, I’m not going to complain about food smells. Obviously, not,” Kyrgios said.
According to an express.co.uk report, following Nick Kyrgios’ complaint, the chair umpire officiating the Nick Kyrgios vs Benjamin Bonzi match at the 2022 US Open was forced to warn the Louis Armstrong Stadium crowd to stop smoking. The incident happened with Kyrgios leading by a set and was 4-3 on serve in the second set. He spoke to the chair umpire, asking him to issue a warning to the crowd after claiming he had seen and smelt someone “smoking marijuana”. As per the report the rules state that those attending the US Open should “refrain from smoking, as this is a smoke-free environment.” Substances like marijuana are not on the list of prohibited items, however, alcohol is.
The Nick Kyrgios vs Benjamin Bonzi tennis match highlights:
The Nick Kyrgios vs Benjamin Bonzi tennis match saw the Australian getting off to a flying start, breaking Bonzi’s serve in the first game itself. However, Bonzi broke the Australian’s serve three games later which frustrated the Wimbledon finalist as he began shouting occasionally and cursing at his team between points. The first set went into tie break with Kyrigios winning five straight points to take it 7-3. The Australian broke early in the second to cruise to a 2-0 lead. Bonzi however staged a fightback by taking the third set. He did go up a break in the fourth set before Kyrgios stepped up his game, breaking his serve for a fourth time and pocketing the match.