Who did Novak Djokovic hit with a tennis ball?

Who did Novak Djokovic hit with a tennis ball?

During his fourth-round win over Karen Khachanov on Monday, the world No. 1 was trying to return a serve when he lunged at the ball and re-directed it directly at a judge’s face. The judge was not injured and, unlike at the U.S. Open last month, the 33-year-old Serb was not defaulted from tournament.

Who hit a ball boy with a tennis ball?

The incident was laughed off by all involved, including the ball boy. The commentators even stating he was lucky to be hit, as he can go home and tell his friends Roger Federer hit him with a tennis ball.

Why was the tennis player disqualified for hitting ball boy?

1 seed Novak Djokovic was disqualified from the tournament after unintentionally hitting a lineswoman with a ball early in his fourth-round men’s singles match against No. 20 seed Pablo Carreño Busta. Djokovic’s default ensures men’s tennis will have a new Grand Slam champion for the first time in six years.

What happened with Djokovic and the lineswoman?

The lineswoman had been accused on social media of faking her discomfort after Djokovic angrily slapped a ball, accidentally striking her in the throat. Djokovic had been urged to speak to fans and he did so Monday evening on social media. “Dear #NoleFam thank you for your positive messages,” he wrote.

Who was the ball girl that Nadal hit?

Anita Birchall
Nadal’s forehand struck Anita on her face during a match in 2020, the Spaniard apologised on court and later, met with her and the family. Rafael Nadal’s forehands are ferocious and his fan Anita Birchall found that out the hard way, when she — as a ball-kid at Australian Open 2020 — got struck by one.

What happened at US Open with Novak?

NEW YORK — Novak Djokovic covered his face with a towel, but he couldn’t hide his sobs from his courtside chair in Arthur Ashe Stadium. Djokovic, 34, had no answers on Sunday for 25-year-old Daniil Medvedev and his blistering serve in the US Open final, as he was handed a stunning 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 loss.

What happened to Novak at the US Open?

Djokovic was automatically defaulted from the match per the tournament rules. At that point, his emotions boiled over and he hammered away at the court, destroying his racquet and drawing a code violation warning.

What happened to Novak Djokovic US Open 2021?

Why was Djokovic suspended today?

Rain suspended play during Novak’s fourth round match against no. He made a break in the second game for 2-0 lead when it started raining again. US Open officials suspended play for the remainder of the day on Tuesday night after rain forced players off the court for the fourth time since matches began in the morning.

What happened to the line judge at the US Open?

Electronic line calling on all courts at the US Open 2021 will be used and Line judges will no longer feature in the year’s final Grand Slam, United States Tennis Association (USTA) said on Monday.

What did Novak Djokovic do to get disqualified?

Novak Djokovic was disqualified after he accidentally hit a line judge with a ball that was not in play. Novak Djokovic apologises to the line judge who was caught on the throat by a stray ball. Retired Indian tennis star Somdev Devvarman had his own opinion of the ‘freak incident’.

What is a ball girl in tennis?

: a female attendant who retrieves balls for players or officials (as in a tennis match or a baseball or basketball game)