During the men's round of 16 match at the Roland Garros 2020 between Novak Djokovic and Karen Khachanov, the Serbian champion unwittingly hit the line judge with the ball, after picking up a response on his opponent's serve.
The mind immediately went to the episode of the US Open a month ago, when the Serb, after losing his serve in the match against Pablo Carreno-Busta, threw the ball with the his racket going to hit the female judge, who was in that direction.
That time there were a lot of criticism on Nole, a peak of months in which he was at the centre of contrversies for what happened during hte Adria Tour, the statements of his parents ah his statements about COVID-19 and vaccine.
Novak Djokovic didi it again!
This time, fortunately, no problems for the line judge, nor for Djokovic because the shot came during an exchange, so no kind of problem at the level of regulation. The Serbian immediately went to make sure of the conditions of the judge who immediately seemed not to accuse any kind of problem.
Finally here is the time for the Roland Garros 2020 (from 27 September to 11 October 2020), the 119th edition of the Open Era, on the clay-courts of Bois the Boulogne. This year, however, there are many doubts and threats regarding the tournament.
The Global Pandemic of Covid-19 is spreading again throughout the country, necessitating new lockdowns and new health containment measures to further prevent the rise of infections. For the French Open, in the summer, there were many hopes of getting the crowd back: at least 11,000 people a day were expected in the summer, which increased to 5,000 towards the beginning of September.
Now it could only be 1000 or something more. The most important novelties of this edition are obviously the retractable roof on the Philippe Chatrier and the lights, which will allow you to play indoor matches in the evening session.
There will be the conditions to play under the roof, and, so, indoor: what players could benefit of these new facilities? This will be a very unique edition, also because they will play in Autumn. Novak Djokovic will come back on the court on tomorrow for the quarterfinals of the Roland Garros 2020.
He will face Pablo Carreno-Busta, the oppenent of that famous match of the US Open 2020, when Nole was disqualificated after he hit a line judge, accidentaly, after a moment of frustration. On yesterday Nole reached the quarterfinals of the Parisian Major by defeating Karen Khachanov in straight sets, with the final score of 6-4 6-3 6-3.
He is the favourite of the top-half to reach the finale of the French open 2020.