For Novak Djokovic, the tennis US Open ended in disqualification on Sunday night.
A pass to the side pulled the defense out of position which let Djokovic slip through on goal.
Djokovic immediately rushed to help, but the damage had already happened.
The judge shortened in pain to the surface of the field.
Spanish Pablo Carreno Busta was judged the winner of the match.
For almost 10 minutes, Djokovic tried to save himself from rejection, but in vain.
The rules of tennis are clear.
When the ball is hit in the playing area dangerously or regardless of the penalties, the player must be disqualified from the match.
The referee had an impact on the ball. Djokovic hit his throat. Photo: Danielle Parhizkaran / USA Today Sports
No outcome other than the rejection of Djokovic would have seemed to favor the superstar of the species.
Tim Henman, for example, was disqualified when he accidentally hit a ball girl’s ear at Wimbledon in 1995. David Nalbandian was disqualified in the Queen’s Club final in 2012 when he kicked a promotional bar.
The rules apply to everyone, although Djokovic's situation was clearly a matter of harm.
The Serbian world star deeply regretted the situation and passed his apology on Instagram.
- This incident makes me feel empty and sad.
Thank God the line judge is fine.
I'm really sorry that I caused him stress in this way.
It was complete damage and completely wrong, Djokovic wrote.
- As for rejection, I have to go to myself and learn from this disappointment.
I apologize to the organizers of the US Open and everyone present for my conduct.
Thank you to everyone on my team and family for your support.
Djokovic suddenly rushed to help the injured lineman.Photo: Danielle Parhizkaran / USA Today Sports
This is not the first time the Djokovic hit the ball carelessly but with force on the field frustrated.
In the 2016 Open in France against Tomas Berdych, Djokovic waved his racket in frustration, and the racket slipped from his hand.
It was a hit on the line judge.
At the time, a reporter asked Djokovic for an opinion on his actions and whether similar behavior could retaliate, Djokovic was angry and accused the media of defaming him.
"You're amazing," Djokovic said with a laugh and made a laugh in the press room.
- You always take me for granted.
When the reporter pointed out to Djokovic that the racket was close to hitting the line judge, he began to get nervous.
- Oh, that was close to a hit?
Then why am I not banned from playing?
It could have been serious, yeah.
It could also have rained all day, but it didn’t.
Am I the only player who shows frustration on the field?
Is that what you're trying to say?
It's not a problem for me.
Now in the US Open, the ball hit by Djokovic in his angry heads hit the referee, and unraveling the frustration became costly for the tennis star.
For a long time, Djokovic tried to get hold of the referee and sent him away.
In vain.Photo: Danielle Parhizkaran / USA Today Sports
Djokovic was forced to leave the field.Photo: Danielle Parhizkaran / USA Today Sports