Although many in the sporting community are taking kindly to cannabis and the new laws that go with it, tennis star Novak Djokovic is not one of them. During his Rodgers Cup semi-final match with Jeremy Chandy, Djokovic made several comments to the umpire about the powerful odor of marijuana on the tennis court.
The No. 1-ranked tennis player in the world approached the umpire’s chair between the first and second sets and let loose with a barrage of anti-weed comments: “Someone is smoking weed, I can smell it, I’m getting dizzy. Somebody is getting high. Can you smell it? The whole place smells of it.”
Seeming unphased by the manmade clouds, through sheer strength and perseverance, Djokovic went on to win the match in straight sets.
After the match, Djokovic had more to add on the afternoon’s events: “You can’t believe how bad it was. Whoever it is, I hope he doesn’t come back tomorrow. He’s probably on the seventh sky somewhere.” He finished with, “Yesterday in the doubles match, today again. Somebody’s really enjoying his life around the tennis court.”