Eurosport shared a video showing Barbora Krejickova approaching umpire Kader Nouni to inform him that it “smelled like weed” in the final set of her women’s doubles semi-final on Thursday.
The Czech player appeared to be showing the umpire the area of the stadium where the smell was coming from, prompting him to make a hilarious gesture in an effort to notify the spectator(s) in question that the smell of marijuana reaches the players.
— Eurosport.es (@Eurosport_ES) September 9, 2022
Smoking cannabis was legalized in New York last September. However, US Open is a smoke-free environment, and spectators are advised to refrain from smoking. This includes all types of smoking.
Kyrgios marijuana complaints
Nick Kyrgios was playing his second-round match against Benjamin Bonzi at the Louis Armstrong Stadium on September 1st when he complained about the smell of marijuana coming from the stands.
“You don’t even want to remind anyone not to do it?” he asked the chair umpire, prompting the official to issue a warning to spectators.
However, Kyrgios’s remarks were met with skepticism by tennis fans given his notorious temper.
Is there anything he wont complain about? He was complaining about the members In his own box not being loud enough. Then there's that "drunk blonde" he accused of being too noisy. Name a topic, he will whinge about that next
— brett chong (@imchookies) September 1, 2022
“I’m a heavy asthmatic, so when I’m running side to side and struggling to breathe already, it’s probably not something I want to be breathing in between points,” Kyrgios explained to reporters after the match.