US Open: Djokovic Disqualified For Hitting Lineswoman With Ball (Video)

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World No. 1 Novak Djokovic was defaulted from the US Open Sunday when he struck a line judge with a ball.

The Serb had just been broken to trail 6-5 in the first set against Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta when he hit a ball behind him on the court.

Djokovic wouldn’t have been aiming at anyone but it hit the line judge — seemingly near the face — and she fell to the ground.

The chair umpire, Aurelie Tourte, and Djokovic, went to check on her before they were joined on court by tournament referee Soeren Friemel and supervisor Andreas Egli.

Djokovic then had an extended conversation with Friemel before he was officially defaulted. He left the tournament site without speaking to the media.

According to a statement released by the USTA on the incident, Djokovic will lose all points earned at the US Open and will be fined prize money won at tournament.

US Open: Djokovic Disqualified For Hitting Lineswoman With Ball (Video) - Vantage News Nigeria

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