In a sensational development, the world’s topmost lawn tennis player Novak Djokovic was disqualified from the US Open 2020 on Sunday after he accidentally ended up hitting a lines official with a ball after losing a point.
As per AFP, the top seeded player went down 5-6 down in the first set to Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta when he hit a ball in the direction of the female official.
The ball struck her so hard that she was heard gasping for breath in the video. Although Djokovic rushed up to her to check if she doing fine, the woman got up and left the court.
Within ten minutes of the incident, the match referee declared Spain’s Pablo Carreno as the winner. Djokovic shook hands with his opponent and left the court.
This was one of the rare instances of a player getting disqualified from a men’s singles tournament at a Grand Slam since John McEnroe was infamously tossed from the Australian Open in 1990.