What happened at the Us Open 2020: Novak Djokovic was disqualified from the tournament during the fourth round match against the Spanish Carreno Busta! The Serbian champion was eliminated after accidentally hitting a ball boy for a gesture of anger with the latter falling to the ground for a few minutes.
Immediately Djokovic realized that he had made a real disaster, he went to ascertain the conditions of the elderly lady but after minutes of waiting the sentence arrived The Serbian also tried to bargain with the referees, but was eventually disqualified from the tournament.
For the champion the first defeat of 2020 arrives in this absurd way, a very heavy knockout that costs him at least momentarily the eighteenth Grand Slam.
The story of the match up to disqualification
Let's talk about the match up to that point: the Serbian despite a slow start and seasoned by some mistakes never suffers on his serve while he has the chance in the eighth game to take the lead.
Missing the first opportunity, on 5-4 and Carreno's service, Novak goes 0-40, but the Spaniard cancels the 3 set points with great strength and in the next game even brekka Djokovic and goes to 6-5, the reason for what happened afterwards incredibly.
A situation that does not often happen in tennis courts and which sees Novak Djokovic losing a great opportunity to shorten in the Slams given the simultaneous absence of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at the US Open, who now remain at the top of the tournament ranking of the Grand Slam with 20 and 19 titles.
Djokovic's 2020 despite winning the Australian Open continues to be cursed among the facts of the Adria Tour, the positivity to the virus and the various controversies that have involved him in recent months. Now, back to tennis played, the serene seemed to be back too but this defeat by disqualification will remain in the history of tennis and probably in the history of Novak Djokovic's career.
On the disqualification Nole said: "This whole situation has left me sad and empty," wrote Djokovic on his social networks. "I checked the conditions of the line judge and from the tournament they told me that thank God he is fine.
I am really very sorry for causing you this stress. It was unwanted. Something wrong. I will not disclose his name to respect his privacy. As for the disqualification, I have to look inside myself and work on my disappointment and convert all of this into a lesson for my growth and evolution as a player and as a human being.
I apologize to the US Open and everyone involved in the event for my behavior. I am very grateful to my team and my family for being my support anchor, and to my fans for always being by my side. Thanks and I'm sorry. "