Novak Djokovic disqualified from US Open 2020

Novak Djokovic disqualified from US Open 2020
Novak Djokovic disqualified from US Open 2020

Sports Desk – On Sunday, a bizarre turn of events saw US Open men’s singles favourite and world number one Novak Djokovic being disqualified from his fourth round match with Pablo Carreno Busta.

Djokovic was becoming frustrated after squandering three set points when Carreno Busta served at 4-5, 0-40, then suffering a fall. Having dropped serve to trail 5-6, he swatted a ball reasonably hard to the back of the court, inadvertently striking a female line judge in her throat.

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

The decision was taken after Djokovic hit a line judge with the ball that left the official on the floor in considerable pain. As per Grand Slam rules, a player found guilty of physically abusing any “official, opponent, spectator or other person within the precincts of the tournament site” can be disqualified.

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