US Open: Djokovic's pitch: from Carreño's apology to Kyrgios' mockery
US OPEN.Novak Djokovic, disqualified from the US Open for hitting a linesman
For more than
10 minutes Novak Djokovic
tried to avoid his expulsion from the US Open.
"He has gotten up. He will not have to go to the hospital for this," the Serb can be heard in his conversation with the officers.
At one point, one of them, who had previously informed
, approached to reason with the world's number one.
"If he had gotten up right away, okay."
The organization's statement was more blunt.
Novak Djokovic was disqualified from the US Open for "
intentionally striking a ball recklessly
, recklessly or with negligent disregard for consequences."
The Grand Slam Code of Conduct leaves no room for doubt.
Article III of the Code of Conduct
regulates breaches of the players on the court.
The statement uses the language of Section N, which
refers to balls "without intention of playing a point during the game
However, having beaten a line judge, the organization also applied
on physical assaults.
The players will not at any time attack any official, rival, spectator or any other person within the limits of the tournament venue
. [...] In flagrant circumstances and particularly damaging to the tournament, or that are especially offensive, a A single offense may constitute a
Serious Behavior Violation
and be subject to additional penalties. "
establishes that any violation of the Code of Conduct (except those related to punctuality or dress) may lead to expulsion from the tournament and the
loss of all ATP points
that have been won so far in the event that consider it serious enough.
And that's the door that 'Aggravated Behavior' opens.
Article IV, which regulates Serious Infractions, establishes that this type of offense is
penalized with an economic sanction of up to $ 250,000
or the money that has been won up to that moment in the tournament, whichever amount is greater of the two, and the possible expulsion from the tournament.
In the case of Djokovic, the greatest punishment was applied: he
was disqualified, lost the points for the ATP ranking and the 250,000 dollars
that corresponded to him for having gotten into the round of 16.
Skipping the press conference, another infraction
Novak Djokovic left the stadium by car without having gone through a press conference, an act that, had he not had the permission of the organization, could result in
The Grand Slam Code of Conduct (Section H) states that players must attend the media immediately after the match, regardless of the outcome.
In this case, you could be fined up to
Shortly before hitting the linesman, Djokovic had already thrown a ball against the wall of the court, a gesture that cost him a first warning from the match judge.
The Code of Conduct also allows sanctioning these actions with fines of up to $ 20,000, although in that case it seems that it will remain in the reprimand.
Serena, Shapovalov, Nalbandián ...
It is not the first time that the US Open has experienced something similar.
2009 women's final
, with Serena Williams trailing 4-6, 5-6 and two match balls against, one of the judges signaled a foot fault on serve.
The American approached her and threatened her verbally.
I swear to God I take the fucking ball and eat it
On that occasion they left the punishment at a penalty point that, given the score, meant automatic defeat and the title for
Djokovic's disqualification was also reminiscent of
in the second round of the
1990 Australian Open
The American, frustrated with Mikael Pernfors, had received two penalties for disrespectfully standing up to a linesman and for slamming his racket into the ground.
Disqualification came for insulting the judges after discussing a decision against him.
In the 2017 Davis Cup
was also disqualified for a pitch.
In his case, the chair umpire.
The Canadian, who had not yet turned 18 years old, got angry after losing his serve to
, took the ball out of his pocket and unleashed a racket in the direction of the stands.
The ball hit chair umpire Arnaud Gabas square in the face, who a few days later had to undergo surgery on his left eye.
His expulsion was immediate.
frustration cost the
end of Queen's in 2012
The Argentine, who was winning 7-6 (3) and 3-4 to Marin Cilic, kicked a small billboard that surrounded one of the linesmen and the support injured the official in the leg.
He was disqualified and the title automatically ended up in the hands of the Croatian.
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