Novak Djokovic caused a scandal at the US Open – and was disqualified. In a statement, the tennis superstar was now remorseful.
The number one in the world Novak Djokovic has after his disqualification from the US Open showed remorse in the social networks and apologized for the incident. “This whole situation makes me very sad and empty,” an Instagram post by the 33-year-old Serb said Monday evening. He wanted to consider his misconduct on the field and subsequent disqualification as a “lesson”.
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This whole situation has left me very sad and empty. I checked the line person and the tournament told me that thank god she’s feeling good. I am extremely sorry for causing her so much stress. So unintentionally. So wrong. I will not disclose her name to respect her privacy. As for the disqualification, I have to go back in and work on my disappointment and turn it all into a lesson for my growth and evolution as a player and human. I apologize to the @ usopen tournament and everyone involved for my behavior. I am very grateful to my team and family for being my rock support, and my fans for always being there with me. Thanks and I’m so sorry. Cela ova situacija me čini zaista tužnim i praznim. Proverio sam kako se oseća linijski sudija, i prema informacijama koje sam dobio, oseća se dobro, hvala Bogu. Njeno ime ne mogu da otkrijem zbog očuvanja njene privatnosti. Jako mi je žao što sam joj naneo takav stres. Nije bilo name number. Bilo you pogrešno. The name of the neprijatno iskustvo, the disc valifikaciju sa turnira, the pretvorim or the važnu životnu lekciju, the kako bih nastavio da rastem and razvijam se kao čovek, ali in teniser. Izvinjavam se organizatorima US Opena. Veoma is one of the most important eras of the time and to my pružaju snažnu podršku, it is in the future and informed. Hvala vam in žao mi je. Organic is ovo tezak than za sve.
Djokovic had angrily knocked a ball away against Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta in his round of 16 in New York on Sunday after a lost service game in the first set and hit a linesman. Djokovic did not hit the ball in the direction of the linesman on purpose, but went down and then had obvious breathing problems.
“I am extremely sorry for causing her so much stress. So unintentional. So wrong,” said Djokovic’s statement. He asked the tournament organizers that the linesman was feeling good. The top favorite did not appear at the usual press conference after his departure.
“I accept every decision”
What happened? Djokovic, the clear tournament favorite, the undefeated dominator of this year’s tour, had just taken a break to 5-6 in the first set of his round of 16 duels against Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta when he fatally knocked a ball backwards. Suddenly, a linesman, apparently hit in the larynx, dropped to the ground and gasped. Later, according to Eurosport information, the woman should have felt better again.
The first dramatic scenes, which his opponent Carreno Busta also said was “shocked” by his own story, were followed by minute-long discussions. “I accept every decision,” said Djokovic, the officials ultimately had no choice. According to a statement from the US Tennis Association (USTA), Djokovic will lose not only his shot at the title, but all the world ranking points earned in the tournament and the prize money – plus a possible fine.