Don’t expect to see Novak Djokovic at a major concert anytime soon.
During his semifinal against Jeremy Chardy, world No 1 player Djokovic, the three-time Wimbledon champion, complained about smelling week and it was making him dizzy. You can see Djokovic complaining to the umpire in the YouTube video below.
First thing that came to my mind? Lightweight.
Dizzy? From second-hand smoke? Several feet away?
You can only imagine what Djokovic would be like at Coachella or a Grateful Dead concert.
Djokovic went on to beat Chardy 6-4, 6-4, but lost in the finals to Andy Murray. Some reports on Monday said Djokovic had smelled the weed during the final against Murray, which is an error.
Having covered tennis for several years, it’s funny that anyone would consider toking up at a match. It’s a pretty straight-laced crowed. At least that’s been my experience.
Djokovic kept his humor about the situation after the match.
“Somebody’s really enjoying his life around the tennis court,” Djokovic said. ” Whoever it was, I think he spent all his ash, and he was probably on the seventh sky somewhere.
“I felt I was playing better as I was inhaling.”
.Djokovic also complained about the smell of weed during a doubles match.
Djokovic made no mention of smelling weed during his finals match.
You would think weed would be a problem somewhere like California with all the medical marijuana dispensaries. The BNP Paribas Open is the fifth largest tournament in the world outside the four majors. It’s also a few short miles from the Indio Polo Grounds, the site of Coachella, one of the largest music festivals in this country.
But the only thing with a strong odor is of grilled steaks from the Chop House restaurant in Stadium 2. And that would only be a problem if Morrissey was a tennis player.