Novak Djokovic complains of cannabis smell during Montreal win over Jérémy Chardy

Novak Djokovic complained of being put off by the smell of cannabis on court during his Rogers Cup semi-final win over Jérémy Chardy.

After winning the first set 6-4 on Saturday, the world No1 approached the umpire’s chair and said: “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.”

Nonetheless Djokovic went on to win the second set 6-4 and reach Sunday’s final, where he will resume his rivalry with Andy Murray.

Djokovic said of the cannabis smell after his semi-final: “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.”

The Serb said he had also noticed the issue during a doubles match with his partner Janko Tipsarevic the previous day. “Yesterday in...

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