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– Scott McG (@ ScottMcG123) September 6, 2020
However, he did not intentionally hurt the judge. The judge fell for a while after being hit by the ball. This incident happened when Djokovic was competing against Pablo Kareno Busta.
USTA statement on default of Novak Djokovic: pic.twitter.com/dqlt0mokg9
– US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 6, 2020
After this incident Djokovic did not even appear in the post-match event. He regretted the incident on social media. He said, I am deeply saddened by this whole incident. I inquired about the line judge and was relieved that he was completely fine. I am sorry that they hurt me because of me. This happened inadvertently. gone wrong.
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… https://t.co/UL4hWEirWL
– Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) September 6, 2020
I am not mentioning his name so that his privacy remains. As far as disqualifying me is concerned, I will be disappointed and will resume my work and remember this incident to become a better man and for my development.
Further Novak Djokovic said that I apologize to the US Open tournament and all the people involved in it. I am thankful to my family and supporters who have supported me like a rock. Thank you and I'm sorry.