World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has been disqualified from the US Open after his frustration got the better of him.
After falling behind in his match with Pablo Carreno Busta, the world champion hit the ball in frustration.
The tennis ball hit a lines woman in the throat, causing the game to be stopped momentarily.
Djokovic was disqualified due to “Unsportsmanlike Conduct”.
USTA statement on default of Novak Djokovic: pic.twitter.com/dqlt0mokg9— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 6, 2020
Swap me for jokers incident. ‘Accidentally hitting the ball kid in the throat’ how many years would I be banned for?— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) September 6, 2020
Here are my thoughts on the Novak Djokovic default.— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) September 6, 2020
First I hope the line judge is okay.
The rule is the rule. It is unfortunate for everyone involved, but in this specific situation the default was the right call. #USOpen