Top seed Novak Djokovic has been disqualified for the US Open due to a line judge hitting the ball.
Djokovic was frustrated after losing 6-5 to Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta. In desperation, he took a ball out of his pocket and hit it with a tennis racket. The ball went straight to the line judge.
After a long discussion, he was disqualified by the tournament officials.
The United States Tennis Association said in a statement, “According to the Grand Slam rule book, they have to deliberately hit someone with the ball or in a dangerous way or play casually inside the court or not take the results seriously. K has been ruled out of the 2020 US Open by referee. “
“Since they are disqualified, Djokovic will also lose all of his ranking points at the US Open and will have to pay a penalty for the match money won in the tournament as well as a fine for this humiliating event. have to give.”
Djokovic was considered a strong contender for the men’s singles title at the US Open.
During the corona virus epidemic, this tournament is being played amidst many guidelines and precaution. This is the first Grand Slam being played in the Corona era.
Djokovic was playing for his 18th Grand Slam so that he could reach close to his rivals Rafal Nadal and Roger Federer. Especially when they are not playing in New York. They both have the most Grand Slam titles so far.
Roger Federer has 20 Grand Slam titles and Nadal has 19.
Djokovic was playing well till the end of the match, but in the same match, his anger was seen once before.
Captain Leon Smith of Great Britain’s Davis Cup said, “I am surprised. Djokovic was not given any warning for that incident.”
Smith believes that whatever happened could have been prevented from happening.
Smith says that had he been warned beforehand, what could have happened could have been prevented.
They say that the first time there was no warning, so the second time it was so heavy.
Djokovic then appeared for a long time requesting the referee of the tournament, Soren Fremel and Grand Slam supervisor, regarding his case.
But in the end he had to accept the decision of the authorities. On the way, he shook hands with Busta. However Busta also looked a bit shocked during this time.
Djokovic walked out of the court without any press conference.
His exit from the competition in this way means that a new male Grand Slam champion will now be formed. Earlier in the year 2014, Marin Cilic won in New York.