Novak Djokovic peeved by weed-smoking fan in Montreal

Sunday August 16th, 2015

There is at least one person in Montreal who is equally fond of marijuana and tennis, and Novak Djokovic has had enough. 

During his semifinal match at the Rogers Cup on Saturday, Djokovic complained to the umpire that someone’s funny cigarettes were making him a little woozy. 

“Someone is smoking weed,” TV cameras caught Djokovic saying. “I can smell it. I’m getting dizzy.” 


It turns out the perpetrator was a repeat offender. Djokovic said he also smelled someone getting high during a doubles match on Friday. “Somebody’s really enjoying his life around the tennis court,” Djokovic said. 

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“You can’t believe how bad it was,” told reporters Saturday, according to The Guardian. “Whoever it is, I hope he doesn’t come back tomorrow. He’s probably on the seventh sky somewhere.”

Djokovic was able to battle through the dizziness to retire Frenchman Jérémy Chardy in straight sets and reach Sunday’s final against Andy Murray. 

He had reason to be concerned, though. Former NFL running back Travis Henry successfully argued in 2007 that secondhand exposure to marijuana caused him to flunk a drug test.


- Dan Gartland

[​​via Deadspin]

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