Novak Djokovic, the No. 1 seed, was just ousted from the U.S. Open on Sunday after he hit a line judge in the throat with a tennis ball:
NEW YORK (AP) — Top-seeded Novak Djokovic out of U.S. Open after hitting line judge with tennis ball.
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) September 6, 2020
Oh my god, Djokovic got disqualified from the US Open.pic.twitter.com/yCo3Lqw0tg
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 6, 2020
Here’s another angle:
Djokovic just hit a lines person in the neck with an errant ball after losing a point. And I think he knew it. Yikes. pic.twitter.com/05iVUtpQ0Z
— thehojo (@thehojo) September 6, 2020
Well, someone possibly made a fortune on his ouster:
Novak Djokovic (-125), the #1 seed in the tournament just got defaulted from the US Open after hitting the line judge in the neck pic.twitter.com/dvJQgLPFfA
— Barstool Bets (@barstoolbets) September 6, 2020
They’re not playing around:
BREAKING: U.S. Tennis Association says Novak Djokovic will lose all ranking points earned…& be fined the prize money won at the @usopen after “his actions of intentional hitting a ball dangerously or recklessly within the court or hitting a ball with negligent disregard…” pic.twitter.com/E6775qD2yu
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) September 6, 2020
Editor’s note: This post has been updated.