Mon. Sep 21st, 2020
Reuters


Planet No. one Novak Djokovic bowed out of US Open 2020 in a bizarre style as he was defaulted throughout the 1st set of his 4th-round match on Sunday for hitting a lineswoman with the ball.

US Open 2020: Novak Djokovic was disqualified soon after he hit a lineswoman with the ball throughout his 4th-round match (Reuters Photograph)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Novak Djokovic defaulted soon after hitting an official with the ball
  • Djokovic vented out his disappointment soon after trailing in 1st set five-six
  • Djokovic quickly apologised to the lineswoman and stood above her

Planet quantity a single Novak Djokovic was sensationally disqualified in the U.S. Open fourth round on Sunday soon after striking a line judge with a ball following a stage throughout the initial set of his match towards Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta.

Djokovic was getting to be annoyed soon after failing to get the opening set and struggling a fall and possessing dropped serve to trail five-six, he hit a ball fairly really hard to the back of the court, striking a female line judge.

He quickly apologised and stood above her in advance of getting to be concerned in a lengthy exchange with the tournament referee.

View video: Novak Djokovic accidentally hits lineswoman with ball

Below the principles of the game, there is no selection other than a default and in spite of Djokovic’s pleadings that he had not meant to hit the official, he was inevitably disqualified.

Djokovic shook hands with a stunned Carreno Busta and trudged off to encounter the music.

It was an unbelievable finish to the leading seed’s hopes of winning an 18th Grand Slam title — some thing that had looked more and more possible as the fortnight progressed.

“It really is the appropriate determination,” Tim Henman, who was disqualified from Wimbledon for a equivalent incident in 1995, informed Amazon Prime. “He is not aiming for the line judge, but has hit the ball away and you have to be accountable for your actions.



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