#1 seed Novak Djokovic has been disqualified from the US Open. During the men’s Round of 16 match between Djokovic and Pablo Carreno Busta, Djokovic was down 6-5 in the first set. Djokovic was frustrated because he would have to win the next point along with the tiebreaker in order to win the set.
Thinking about all of the extra energy he would have to expend, he hit the tennis ball towards the back wall. He was not aiming for anyone, but he hit the line judge right in the throat. She went down, but she was OK. For hitting the line judge, Djokovic was disqualified. Carreno Busta advances to the quarterfinals without being too winded.