Mexican tennis player and digital designer Chicha Delgado shared a video compilation showing Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal laughing to Novak Djokovic’s involuntary hit of the referee who became famous for getting Novak out of the race to the 2020 US Open title.
P.S. we added the music to make the video even funnier.
How did USTA reacted to Novak Djokovic hitting the referee
Following Novak Djokovic's regrettable deed, the United States Tennis Association released a statement. They shared it on Monday. "In accordance with the Grand Slam rulebook, following his actions of intentionally hitting a ball dangerously or recklessly within the court or hitting a ball with negligent disregard of the consequences, the US Open tournament referee defaulted Novak Djokovic from the 2020 US Open.
"Because he was defaulted, Djokovic will lose all ranking points earned at the US Open and will be fined the prize money won at the tournament in addition to any or all fines levied with respect to the offending incident."
Novak Djokovic's reaction
Shortly after the incident, Novak Djokovic made a move on social media where he declared his regret for hitting the referee while expressing his disappointment. "This whole situation has left me really sad and empty.
I checked on the lines person and the tournament told me that thank God she is feeling ok. I‘m extremely sorry to have caused her such stress. So unintended. So wrong. I’m not disclosing her name to respect her privacy.
As for the disqualification, I need to go back within and work on my disappointment and turn this all into a lesson for my growth and evolution as a player and human being. I apologize to the US Open tournament and everyone associated for my behavior.
I’m very grateful to my team and family for being my rock support, and my fans for always being there with me. Thank you and I’m so sorry."
The incident from Carreno Busta's eyes
Carreno Busta was Novak Djokovic's round of 16 opponent, and he was greatly surprised about the officials' decision to default Novak Djokovic.
"I never expected this moment playing against Novak so it was a tough moment also for me. And then when they were talking at the net, I just tried to be focused in the case that we’d have to continue playing. In one moment, I asked the referee what was happening because it was so long to me, this moment.
I don’t know it was 10 minutes or 15 minutes but I was a little bit cold. So I need to be ready in case I would have to continue. I just asked to him and then finally Novak gave me the hand. And that’s it," said the Spaniard.