Novak Djokovic was sent home at the round of 16 of the 2020 US Open after he hit a ball against a line judge in his game against Pablo Carreno Busta.
The world number one sent the ball flying to the judge after he fumed at umpire for decision in the game he was trialling 5-6 in the first set.
Novak Djokovic who has a track record of similar behaviours was not let loose time as he was disqualified from continuing at the tournament.
Novak Djokovic has been defaulted from 2020 US Open.
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— Awanish Sharan (@AwanishSharan) September 7, 2020
Novak Djokovic doing similar thing in 2016 but for the swift movement of the line judge, the racket would have hit him.
This amusingly crappy video is all I can find, a but a reminder that Novak Djokovic narrowly avoided a default for striking a line judge with his racket at 2016 French Open because of fast footwork by the line judge.
— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) September 6, 2020
And here is Novak defending his action after he was quizzed about his on court ‘aggressive behaviours’.
— Sumwun Toofak ⚪️ (@RnBSlayer) September 7, 2020