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US Open players complain of weed smell so bad it's like being in 'Snoop Dogg's living room'

US Open players complain of weed smell so bad it's like being in 'Snoop Dogg's living room'

Alexander Zverev said the stench was everywhere.

US Open players have complained about the strong stench of weed that is hanging around one particular court.

The annual Grand Slam has kicked off and tennis fans are flocking to Flushing Meadows–Corona Park to soak up all the action.

However, it seems like some of the athletes are noticing something in the atmosphere that isn't just excitement.

Alexander Zverev, 12th-seeded men's competitor, said Court 17 reeked of weed.

“Court 17 definitely smells like Snoop Dogg’s living room,” he said, via the New Zealand Herald.

“Oh my God, it’s everywhere.

"The whole court smells like weed.”

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Maria Sakkari lost her first-round match and said the smell was unmistakeable.

“Sometimes you smell food, sometimes you smell cigarettes, sometimes you smell weed," she told reporters.

"I mean, it’s something we cannot control, because we’re in an open space.

"There’s a park behind. People can do whatever they want.”

Officials from the United States Tennis Association did an investigation into the claims to sniff out who might have been causing the strong smell.

However, they reviewed video footage and spoke to staff on the ground and concluded no one was seen smoking in the stands of Court 17.

However, it's believed it could have been coming from Corona Park and wafted over.

This isn't the first time the US Open has seen tennis players remark about a weed smell.

Kyrgios was on the precipice of clinching himself a spot in the third round of the US Open in New York last lear when he lost his cool over the crowd's alleged antics.

Shortly after his match against World No. 50 Benjamin Bonzi took a sour turn, Kyrgios cracked it and turned to yell at the chair umpire to accuse some people in the crowd of smoking weed.

"It was f**king marijuana,” he said, as per "Obviously when athletes are running side to side and they have asthma, it’s probably not ideal."

The chair umpire responded to Kyrgios' complaint by making an announcement to the crowd.

"Ladies and gentlemen as a courtesy to the players please refrain yourselves from smoking around the court. Thank you," the umpire said, as per Eurosport.

As the incident unfolded, Aussie commentator Todd Woodbridge said, as per "Nick has asked the umpire to remind the crowd about smoking saying he thinks he can smell someone smoking marijuana, never without drama are we?"

The Aussie tennis star later won the match, winning the fourth set 6-4.

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Topics: Sport