Novak Djokovic has wasted a unique chance at the US Open 2020: the disqualification suffered against Pablo Carreno-Busta, after hitting a line-judge, has affected his tournament: he will not be able to win his 18th Grand Slam, involuntarily helping Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the Slam race.
In the details the Serbian champion was eliminated after accidentally hitting a line judge for a gesture of anger with the latter falling to the ground for a few minutes. Djokovic immediately realized that he had made something wrong, and he went to ascertain the conditions of the old lady but after minutes of waiting the sentence arrived!
The Serb also tried to bargain with the referees, but was eventually disqualified from the tournament And allowing, also, a tennis player other than the Big Three to win a Major for the first time since the US Open, 2016, when Stan Wawrinka triumphed in the final against Novak Djokovic.
As for the other matches, Denis Shapovalov, Borna Coric, Alexander Zverev, Yulia Putintseva and Naomi Osaka reached the quarterfinals. Out Petra Kvitova and Angelique Kerber.
US Open day 7: what happened
Novak Djokovic on disqualification: "This whole situation left me sad and empty.
I checked the conditions of the line judge and from the tournament they told me that thank God she is fine. I am really very sorry for causing her this stress. It was a Unintended thing. Wrong thing. I will not disclose your name to respect your privacy.
I apologize to the US Open and everyone involved in the event for my behavior. Thank you and I'm sorry." Pablo Carreno-Busta expressed his opinion clearly: "Djokovic's disqualification is right, but he was just unlucky."
Stefanos Tsitsipas against his father. One of the elements that made him more nervous in his sensational defeat at Flushing Meadows seems to have been the presence of his father. In fact, it is not the first time that he addresses his own box with tones that are not at all kind, addressed to the parent Apostolos: "You don't know anything!" he said, leaving his father puzzled.
Roger Federer is looking forward to competing against the best tennis players of the world to prove his worth. According to Swiss media, Federer has entered a new phase of his tortuous recovery path and thus significantly increased his workloads. The goal is to be in the best possible conditions for the Australian Open and 2021.