Novak Djokovic disqualified from U.S. Open after hitting linesperson with ball

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.

Placing an official is grounds for an computerized ejection, which Djokovic obtained. Right here’s a take a look at the total rule:

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:

Djokovic made the next remark whereas arguing he ought to be allowed to proceed within the event.



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