US Open 2022: Nick Kyrgios complains about marijuana smell in the crowd during second-round match

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Nick Kyrgios had some grievances about the environment throughout his 2nd round match at the United States Open in New York on Wednesday.

Kyrgios wound up beating France’s Benjamin Bonzi 7-6 (7-3), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 and will deal with American J.J. Wolf in the 3rd round, however throughout the match the outspoken tennis star grumbled to the chair umpire about the odor of cannabis originating from the crowd.

“People don’t know that 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 stated after the match.

Following Kyrgios’ outburst, the umpire made a statement informing fans that cigarette smoking isn’t allowed near the court. According to the United States Open, cigarette smoking is forbidden within the boundaries of the whole premises at Flushing Meadows.

Kyrgios was likewise provided a caution throughout the match for swearing at somebody on his group that he thought wasn’t supporting him enough. This was Kyrgios’ very first Grand Slam competition because advancing to the Wimbledon last previously this summertime.

This is not the very first time of late that Kyrgios has actually grumbled about what is taking place in the crowd throughout a match. He implicated a lady of having “700 drinks,” and being “drunk out of her mind” throughout the 2022 Wimbledon last. That lady is now suing him for disparagement. 

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