Watch: World No. 1, Novak Djokovic, Disqualified From US Open After He Hit An Official With Ball - Viral Bake
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Currently, the World No.1 tennis player, Novack Djokovic, has been disqualified from the US Open after he hit a ball to one of the lines official in the court. The world number one went 5-6 down in the first set to Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta when he hit a ball in the direction of the female official. 

After being hit, the official can be seen gasping for air as help was rushed to her. After a while, she got up and left the court. However, the action was surely not intentional thus many seem to be calling his disqualification wrong and absurd.

Following around ten minutes of discussions with the tournament referee, the umpire announced that Carreno Busta had won and Djokovic disqualified. The later shook hands with Carreno Busta before leaving the court.

Later in the day, Novak took in twitter to issue an apology about the whole incident.
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This whole situation has left me really sad and empty. I checked on the lines person and the tournament told me that thank God she is feeling ok. I‘m extremely sorry to have caused her such stress. So unintended. So wrong. I’m not disclosing her name to respect her privacy. As for the disqualification, I need to go back within and work on my disappointment and turn this all into a lesson for my growth and evolution as a player and human being. I apologize to the @usopen tournament and everyone associated for my behavior. I’m very grateful to my team and family for being my rock support, and my fans for always being there with me. Thank you 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 namerno. Bilo je pogrešno. Želim da ovo neprijatno iskustvo, diskvalifikaciju sa turnira, pretvorim u važnu životnu lekciju, kako bih nastavio da rastem i razvijam se kao čovek, ali i teniser. Izvinjavam se organizatorima US Opena. Veoma sam zahvalan svom timu i porodici što mi pružaju snažnu podršku, kao i mojim navijačima jer su uvek uz mene. Hvala vam i žao mi je. Bio je ovo težak dan za sve.

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Novak disqualification is a big blow to himself and also the tournament as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, are too absent for the same. Thus, winning his 18th Grand Slam title would have been much easier for Novak.

Djokovic has won 17 Grand Slam Titles, with Nadal has19 and Federer homes 20. Had Novak won the tournament, he would have been able to lessen the titles gap between these top players.

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Indian Sumit Nagal had also been looking forward to the tournament after winning the first round. However, he lost the second and had to return home.

Sumit Nagal is supported by Virat Kohli’s organization.

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