Novak Djokovic defeated Jeremy Chardy in the semifinal of the Rogers Cup on Saturday despite a very pungent smell that was apparently distracting him.
At one point between sets, Djokovic complained to the chair umpire that he could smell marijuana smoke and was getting dizzy. You can see a video of the exchange here.
“Somebody is getting high,” Djokovic said. “No, honestly, do you smell it? The whole stadium smells it.”
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After he defeated Chardy to advance to the finals against Andy Murray, Djokovic told reporters that he first noticed the smell during a doubles match on Friday.
“You can’t believe how bad it was. Yesterday in the doubles match, today again. Somebody’s really enjoying his life around the tennis court,” he joked, according to BBC Sport. “Whoever it is, I hope he doesn’t come back tomorrow. He’s probably on the seventh sky somewhere.”
Djokovic may have proved last month that he likes eating grass, but that doesn’t mean he wants anyone smoking it around him while he’s trying to compete.