Novak Djokovic’s run within the 2020 U.S. Open is over after being ejected in the course of the first set of his round-of-16 match towards Pablo Carreno Busta. Djokovic was defaulted after hitting a ball towards the baseline which struck a linesperson.
Right here’s video of the incident, which reveals Djokovic hitting the ball in frustration after some extent. He pled his case to officers who caught with their ruling and disqualified him from the event.
Oh my god, Djokovic received disqualified from the US Open.pic.twitter.com/yCo3Lqw0tg
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 6, 2020
Placing an official is grounds for an computerized ejection, which Djokovic obtained. Right here’s a take a look at the total rule:
Rule on Djokovic disqualification #USOpen #Djokovic pic.twitter.com/FiQky0394R
— Anne-Marie Batson (@AnnemarieBatson) September 6, 2020
Djokovic was the top-seed within the event and the heavy favourite to win with long-time rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal opting out of taking part in within the event. Djokovic was undefeated in 2020 coming into the U.S. Open.
Listed below are photos of the lady Djokovic hit with the ball:
BREAKING: Novak Djokovic has been disqualified from the #USOpen after by chance hitting a ball right into a line decide throughout his match towards Pablo Carreño Busta. pic.twitter.com/IQf9S9sK0b
— SuperSport (@SuperSportTV) September 6, 2020
Djokovic made the next remark whereas arguing he ought to be allowed to proceed within the event.
“She does not should go to the hospital for this.” -Djokovic making an attempt to downplay the consequences of hitting the lineswoman, saying she wasn’t severely injured.
“You are going to select a default on this scenario? My profession, grand slam, middle stage”#USOpen
— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) September 6, 2020