Drama at the US Open as Nick Kyrgios tells umpire a fan is smoking MARIJUANA, gets warned for spitting and tells his support team to ‘go home’ in furious F-bomb outburst during win
- Nick Kyrgios has beaten Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi in the US Open
- The Aussie won the first two sets before losing the third after an implosion
- He then won despite appearing to lose it at his supporters on several occasions
- Kyrgios will now advance to the third round, where he will take on JJ Wolf
Nick Kyrgios was able with the Aussie complaining to the chair umpire he smelt marijuana coming from the crowd, spitting on the court and letting fly with a continual series of expletives at his box.
Kyrgios, who was taking on Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi in the second round, won the first two sets before the first signs of a meltdown began to show in the third set, which he lost 4-6.
The Aussie then went on the claim the fourth set and win the match 7-6 (3), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, despite continuing to hurl comments at his supporters.
To the shock of the tennis world, Kyrgios complained to the chair umpire during the third set that he could smell marijuana while he was trying to play; which commentators said ‘they’d never heard of before’.
Nick Kyrgios gestures towards his box during the third set of his match against Benjamin Bonzo
‘It was f***ing marajiuana. It was smoke. Obviously I’m not going to complain about food,’ Kyrgios could be heard saying in the on-court microphone.
‘Obviously when athletes are running side to side and they have asthma, it’s probably not ideal.’
He was then issued with a code violation for abusing his own team, and could be seen releasing a huge spray of spit; earning a conduct warning and disgusting fans in the stadium and watching from home.
The wheels were well and truly starting to come off before he managed to hang on for the win, and Channel 9 commentator Todd Woodbridge said it was high time someone in his supporter box took action.
‘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.’
Nick Kyrgios’ girlfriend Costeen Hatzi watches on at the US Open
Incredibly this isn’t the first time Kyrgios’ marijuana claims have caused a stir at the US Open.
Six years ago, he responded to a Twitter follower confirming that players on tour were allowed to smoke it.
The comment earned the ire of sports doping organisation WADA, with a spokesperson later confirming marijuana use is in fact banned during competition, though it is not prohibited when used outside of competition.
After the match, Kyrgios then took a huge swipe at New York – despite the ‘Big Apple’ known to many as one of the greatest cities in the world.
‘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.
The animated Aussie has now booked his spot in the third round, where he will take on cult US star JJ Wolf.
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