Aussie player says he didn’t want victory tainted by marijuana cigar

Aussie player says he didn’t want victory tainted by marijuana cigar

Nick Kyrgios complains of marijuana smell during US Open second round win


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NEW YORK — After winning the Australian Open and becoming the first player to win the U.S. Open and World No. 1 two years running, Kyle Edmund says he didn’t want the victory tainted with the smell of marijuana.

But that didn’t stop him from complaining about the pungent smell of a marijuana cigar he smoked on court during the U.S. Open semifinal match Wednesday.

Edmund’s team has not identified the players or the exact moment when it found out that the smell was from a marijuana cigar on the court.

Edmund, on court for a 7-5 victory that sent the Australian Open champion to the championship match on Sunday, said he couldn’t smell it but did not elaborate.

Edmund said he had a “vast, vast” amount of marijuana on him.

The player said the cigar smelled like “the worst” and he took a moment to clean it off the court before the match. Edmund’s team said at the request of the U.S. Open organizers, a team of U.S. drug enforcement agents searched the grounds of Arthur Ashe Stadium.

The teams traded points during a wild match. The Aussie team’s victory ended a 25-year drought for the United States.

The top-ranked United States team advanced to the championship match by beating Colombia in four sets on Wednesday.

The Aussie team — Edmund, who was on court with partner Tommy Paul, among others — has a different story.

The player said he had smoked the cigar to help with a stomach problem he has and said he didn’t notice any odor on him.

The Aussie team said it found out about the cigar after the match and immediately confiscated it.

Edmund’s team said if he had tested positive for marijuana, it would have

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