“I Accepted It and I Had to Move On”- Novak Djokovic on US Open Disqualification



Novak Djokovic was upset after disqualification from the US Open. As a result, he skipped a press conference in Flushing Meadows earlier this month. However, Serbian admits now, he did not forget that incident, but it is time to move on.   

The 33-years-old Djokovic was expelled from this year’s New York major event after unintentionally hitting a woman line judge with a spare ball during the round of 16 matches. 

Djokovic recently arrived in Italy ahead of Rome Masters, which is taking place from 14th September to 21st September. As a consequence, he was interviewed by media people for the first time since the US Open incident.



“Of course, It Could Have Happened Earlier in My Career”- Djokovic

Djokovic, talking about the US Open disqualification incident in the press conference, said, “I felt really sorry to cause the shock and drama to her. “I felt very good about myself(during the tournament), my game.”

Additionally, he explained, “It was totally unexpected and very unintended but, when you hit the ball like that, you have a chance to hit somebody that is on the court. I accepted it and I had to move on. Of course, I didn’t forget about it, I don’t think I’ll ever forget about it.”

While Novak was a favorite and had a chance to win his 18th Grand Slam in the tournament, at the same time, he was shocked and disappointed by his disqualification.


Serbian continued, “Of course it was a shock to finish the US Open the way things finished for me.it could have happened earlier in my career, it could have happened to many players.”

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“It was just unfortunate it did hit the line umpire in an unfortunate place. There was a lot of speculation about whether it was deserved. I accepted it, I moved on.”, He concluded. 


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