Novak Djokovic Defaulted from U.S Open After Hitting a Ball at a Line Judge

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The world No. 1 Novak Djokovic has been defaulted from the U.S. Open.

For the first time in his career, Djokovic was defaulted after hitting a ball out of frustration, accidentally hitting a line judge.

The number 1 seed was in his fourth-round match with Pablo Carreno Busta when he hit a ball in frustration and struck a lineswoman in the neck causing her to fall ground.

He was seen pleading with the supervisor on the court following the incident but the decision was made that the three-time champion be eliminated from the tournament.

Djokovic's 26-match winning streak was brought to an end on Sunday and his default now sends Carreno Busta into the quarters.

Djokovic had won all previous 26 matches in 2020 and was seeking the 18th Major title in New York.

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