Nick Kyrgios has advanced to the third round of the US Open in trademark style – complaining to the chair umpire of marijuana smoke, being warned for spitting on the court and letting fly with a continual series of expletives at his own support box.
Kyrgios won the first two sets against Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi before he began to unravel, losing the third set.
He then steadied to wrap it up 7-6 (3), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, despite continuing to hurl barbs at his own support box.
Kyrgios somehow found new grounds for complaint as he told the chair umpire during the third set that he was being affected by marijuana smoke in the air; 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.
‘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 those watching from home.
After the match, Kyrgios then took a huge swipe at New York – despite the ‘Big Apple’ being regarded as one of the great cities of 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…