US open 2020 disqualified sports personality and world’s number one Tennis Player, Novak Djokovic after he accidentally hit a line judge.
Novak Djokovic who is the world’s number one tennis star defaulted from playing the fourth round of US open 2020 after his ball hit a line judge. The sports star was sensationally disqualified after he struck a ball at a judge during his match against Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta. The incident occurred following a point during the first set of his match.
Carreno served at 4-5,0-40 in a three-set point when Djokovic became frustrated and accidentally hit the ball at the judge. He hit the ball in anger and it ended up hitting the judge hard on her throat. Djokovic ran to her after she screamed and dropped to her knees.
Oh my god, Djokovic got disqualified from the US Open.pic.twitter.com/yCo3Lqw0tg
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The match was called off after discussion and the announcement of Novak being defaulted was announced. Even though the hit was not intentional, the sports star was disqualified following the rules as he had hurt the line judge.
The US Tennis Association issued a statement saying that Friemel defaulted Djokovic “in accordance with the Grand Slam rulebook, following his actions of intentionally hitting a ball dangerously or recklessly within the court or hitting a ball with negligent disregard of the consequences.”
Novak Djokovic posted an apology after the incident on his social media
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This whole situation has left me really sad and empty. I checked on the lines person and the tournament told me that thank God she is feeling ok. I‘m extremely sorry to have caused her such stress. So unintended. So wrong. I’m not disclosing her name to respect her privacy. As for the disqualification, I need to go back within and work on my disappointment and turn this all into a lesson for my growth and evolution as a player and human being. I apologize to the @usopen tournament and everyone associated for my behavior. I’m very grateful to my team and family for being my rock support, and my fans for always being there with me. Thank you and I’m so sorry. Cela ova situacija me čini zaista tužnim i praznim. Proverio sam kako se oseća linijski sudija, i prema informacijama koje sam dobio, oseća se dobro, hvala Bogu. Njeno ime ne mogu da otkrijem zbog očuvanja njene privatnosti. Jako mi je žao što sam joj naneo takav stres. Nije bilo namerno. Bilo je pogrešno. Želim da ovo neprijatno iskustvo, diskvalifikaciju sa turnira, pretvorim u važnu životnu lekciju, kako bih nastavio da rastem i razvijam se kao čovek, ali i teniser. Izvinjavam se organizatorima US Opena. Veoma sam zahvalan svom timu i porodici što mi pružaju snažnu podršku, kao i mojim navijačima jer su uvek uz mene. Hvala vam i žao mi je. Bio je ovo težak dan za sve.