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An umpire on the US Open was forced to warn the Louis Armstrong Stadium crowd to “refrain from smoking” after Nick Kyrgios complained about “marijuana” within the stands. The twenty third seed was a arrange on Benjamin Bonzi and mid-way through the second when he claimed someone was smoking the substance within the stands.

Kyrgios was leading by a set and 4-3 on serve within the second when he began to take aim on the umpire, asking him to issue a warning to the gang after claiming he had seen and smelt someone “smoking marijuana”. As he retreated to his bench on the change of ends, he swiped: “You do not even need to remind anyone to not do it?”

After the umpire mistakenly thought the Aussie was complaining about food that smelled, Kyrgios added: “It was f***** marijuana. Obviously I’m not going to be complaining about food stuff. Obviously not.

“Obviously when athletes are running side-to-side and so they have asthma already it’s probably not ideal.” The umpire remained quiet for the remaining of the changeover, but as Kyrgios and Bonzi returned to the baseline to resume play, he issued a warning to the spectators on Armstrong to remind them of the principles surrounding smoking on the US Open.

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