Nick Kyrgios complains of marijuana smell during US Open second round win
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic took aim at his opponent, Novak Djokovic, when he asked about a marijuana smell in the locker room immediately after the tennis star won his second career title in New York.
Djokovic was playing against a man who had lost to him in five previous Grand Slam finals. He was hoping for a win, but that wasn’t possible as he was booed by the crowd and accused of doping.
“It smells like weed out here,” Djokovic said in a post-match news conference.
“What do you mean it smells like weed?” he asked.
Djokovic said he was not able to smell anything after the tournament because of the foul odor, but the news conference turned sour when he turned to another Australian.
“He said he had a good idea what I smelled like,” Djokovic said of his opponent, Bernard Tomic. “He said it smelled like someone smoked pot.”
Tomic replied, “Yeah and I have a good idea what Novak smells like too.”
Djokovic and Tomic had competed in a tense and dramatic first set that featured an 18-minute exchange in the third game when Djokovic hit a forehand winner. Djokovic had to survive a 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (6) third-set victory to become the No. 1 seed.
Tomic, a six-time Grand Slam champion, had faced no one he considered a top-10 player in the previous three years, not after losing to Stan Wawrinka, Stanislas Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori.
In the fifth set, Djokovic hit one of his great shots on the second-to-last point of play and then asked Tomic for help.
Tomic suggested that Djokovic could take more time to hit the last shot as he has little confidence in his serve.
“He said ‘You’re the No. 1 seed, you can take more time,’ and then he hit that one shot,” Djokovic said.
“I didn’t know what to do. I went in the locker room, and I smoked a little bit in