Nick Kyrgios complains of marijuana smell during US Open second round win over John Isner
The Australian Open has seen plenty of drama in the past, but not as many in recent years as there once was.
Some of it was pretty nasty. It was a couple of years ago when Bernard Tomic took to the court as he was being pulled apart by the world No. 1.
And then there was when a couple of years ago a few weeks before a Grand Slam first round, Rafael Nadal went on the road to help his younger brother. His presence sparked a fight at the tournament between fellow competitors.
No one has had the controversy they’ve had in Grand Slams since the start of this season.
But this year, the sport was treated to two more memorable episodes.
In Sunday’s second round, in a match where nothing happened, No. 22 seed Dominic Thiem needed only to reach 10-10, and then take the first set, to become one of just five players on the ATP Tour to break through that first round and reach the next round.
Australian Open has seen plenty of drama in the past, but not as many in recent years as there once was.
The last time there was a similar occurrence on a Grand Slam level was in 2013 when John Isner took on Marin Cilic in the Wimbledon final, and Isner won. That was the first time Isner had ever made the final.
Cilic, at the time, had never made a Grand Slam final before.
The most memorable was in 2013 when Roger Federer faced Nick Kyrgios at the Australian Open.
A lot happened on the court, but the one moment that stands out the most is Kyrgios complaining of a “smell” while he bashed a service winner into the net to send out his opponent early.
Federer was 0-0, had only received a point and he played a total of 18 minutes. Federer lost, and