Nick Kyrgios complains of marijuana smell during US Open second round win
Cincinnati, OH (SportsTechie)–In a week when a lot of sports people complain about the marijuana smell in their rooms, that’s a good thing.
Cincinnati’s Kyle Edmund was in the spotlight last week, and it got ugly, in a manner that would be embarrassing a few other sports stars as well.
The third-seeded Americans won the second set 6-4 and then cruised to a 6-2 win in the tiebreaker, edging out third seed John Isner in three sets. But Edmund’s teammate John McEnroe told ESPN that’s what happens when you drink too much alcohol.
“I don’t know. I’m not a doctor, but I know what it feels like,” McEnroe told Eamonn Brennan, and he was right.
While the smell didn’t dominate the media coverage — or perhaps the public consciousness — much, it certainly affected some people. The US Open organizers posted on Reddit this warning:
“If you smell the odor of marijuana on your own body or clothing, leave immediately to a place where you will be allowed to smoke the marijuana. We realize that is not feasible, but please do not smoke in the locker room, the tennis center etc.”
Edmund didn’t let it bother him.
“I don’t care,” Edmund said after his win. “It’s just another experience. You have to take it in stride. You win and then you have to go to the locker room.”
McEnroe, who won three majors in a row and was the No. 1-ranked player in the world, has long been known for making wisecracks.
“I will be here till I drop,” McEnroe said to ESPN’s Alex Fischer. “I’ll be here till I drop. That said, I do not have any weed in my locker room. I don’t smoke weed.”
Edmund played his first match at age 16 and then played in many more as an adult.
“I have to say no,” he said. “There’s a reason why I’ve been at this for so long. I’m