Djokovic hitting U.S: Open umpire

Now: Tennis star Novak Djokovic hits umpire in the U.S. Open

Serbian Novak Djokovic, ranked world number 1, the best tennis player on Earth has been disqualified and kicked away from the most important tennis tournament in the United States played in Flushing Meadows, New York. He hit an elderly woman with a ball in her throat after losing a point. Watch the video below!

  • He was playing the round of 16 against Spanish player Pablo Carreño, after winning the first 3 matches easily. 
  • Djokovic was unbeaten this year setting a record after winning his last 26 matches!
  • Novak will be fined, taken the points away and needs to return all the money he won until now ($324.000). 
  • Luckily, the umpire wasn't injured seriously. 

The score at the time was 6-5 for the Asturian, already weird taking into consideration that his ranking is 27 vs the #1, Djokovic. But tennis is really physical and psychological. Losing the focus in one game can change the whole game. And frustration.

Djokovic apologizes to the referee.

This is a sport where approximately 150 players in the entire world can live from it, while the rest needs to struggle with high costs of traveling, coaching and tournament inscriptions. Anyways, back to the topic.

Djokovic apologizes to the referee.

Djokovic came back from the pandemic already with controversies after organizing a tournament where several players, including him and his wife got infected with COVID-19. Afterwards, he created a different player's association than the ATP. Now, this.

One can tell that he didn't mean to hit her, but still, his attitude throwing a ball was out of place. According to the rules, he would get a warning or lose a point. In this case, after causing harm to another person he was immediately disqualified.

U.S. Open official statement

Another lesson learned (hopefully) for the Serbian star that entertained us so much in his younger days with his acting of other tennis players:

Bruno Wahrmann Lockhart

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