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Novak Djokovic Disqualified From US Open For Hitting A Judge With A Tennis Ball

Novak Djokovic Disqualified From US Open For Hitting A Judge With A Tennis Ball

Novak Djokovic, undefeated in 2020 and the men's world number 1, has been dramatically disqualified from the US Open after accidentally hitting a line judge in the head with a tennis ball.

The shot happened in the first set of Djokovic's fourth round match against Pablo Carreno Busta this evening.

Djokovic had just had his service game broken by Carreno Busta to go down a break point when he angrily hit a ball in the direction of the base line. It was clearly unintentional, but after conferring, the umpire decided that Djokovic would default the match as it is illegal to hit an official.

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Djokovic famously tried to launch his own tennis tour earlier this summer with the sport shut down due to covid-19, only for players involved in the events to contract the virus. It's been that kind of year for the lad.

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