Djokovic won his 17th Grand Slam singles title in Australia and was an overwhelming favourite to make it 18 in New York having not lost a match all season
Last Updated: 06/09/20 9:40pm
Novak Djokovic has been disqualified from the US Open after hitting a line judge with the ball.
The top seed world No 1 had just dropped his serve to trail opponent Pablo Carreno Busta 6-5 in the opening set of their fourth-round match on Arthur Ashe Stadium.
He hit a ball behind him in frustration and it struck a female line judge. After the ball was struck, it was immediately clear that the woman was hurt and the Serbian rushed over to check on her condition.
A lengthy discussion followed at the net between tournament officials and Djokovic, before he was sent from the court.
Djokovic had not lost this season, enjoying a 26-match winning run, and had secured his 17th Grand Slam singles title at the Australia Open.
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Source : Sky Sports