No question there was no malice involved or there was intention, but the fact is that Djokovic injured someone, a court official. The world No. 1 was disqualified near the end of the first set of his round of 16 match against Pablo Carreño Busta.
A tournament spokesman told Reuters later that the line judge appeared to be okay and was not brought off-site. "I ask you to stay especially supportive and caring to her during this time. So unintended. So wrong", he wrote. Her hometown newspaper, The Owensboro Times, published her name in a story about Djokovic on Sunday afternoon. I apologise to the @usopen tournament and everyone associated for my behaviour. Thank you to my fans for your continued support, I can't wait to play for you again.
Tennis players throwing rackets and hitting balls away in anger and frustration during matches are regular scenes on the circuit, but those could be a thing of the past after Novak Djokovic's disqualification from the U.S. Open on Sunday.
The US Tennis Association said that Djokovic had been defaulted under the Grand Slam rules for "intentionally hitting a ball dangerously or recklessly within the court or hitting a ball with negligent disregard of the consequences".
'It was a rookie mistake to hit a ball back where he wasn't even looking where he was hitting it'.
1990 - Australian Open - John McEnroe was disqualified from his fourth round match against Mikael Pernfors after being given three code violations to become the first man since 1963 to get disqualified in a Grand Slam for misconduct. Now, at least for this year because if we are being honest Federer, Nadal and Djokovic have many more slams to win, we will see a fresh face at the top of men's tennis - albeit maybe only this one time, for now.
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In a post on social media, Barty explained her reasons and stressed that the health of her team was at the forefront of her decision. The German won 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 to reach his first quarter-final at US Open. "My career, grand slam, centre stage?"
US Open tournament referee Soeren Friemel said there was no other option but to default Djokovic, irrespective of his status within the game. The London-based Daily Mail also reported that a tabloid in Djokovic's native Serbia revealed her Instagram account, which led to "a barrage of deeply personal abuse".
His disqualification includes forfeiture of his ranking points, forfeiture of the $250,000 in prize money he had earned in the tournament, a $10,000 fine for the incident and an additional fine for his absence from the postmatch news conference.
This new group, they said, would not operate as a union or in conflict with the ATP, but would help players "have our voices heard and have an impact on decisions being made that [affect] our lives and livelihoods", according to Pospisil.
They were not in NY, so they left the virtual keys to the Grand Slam Club with Djokovic and those keys are now down the drain.
"I didn't say he couldn't recover".