“It Was Not Nice for Anyone”: Simona Halep Reacts To Novak Djokovic’s US Open Disqualification


Simona Halep

The whole tennis world was shocked when Novak Djokovic disqualified from this year’s US Open. Even though this incident happened a couple of weeks ago in Flushing Meadows, but still It is a major discussion issue during the Italian Open 2020 Interviews in Rome. As of now, Romanian tennis star Simona Halep expressed her view on the same. 

Whereas Djokovic unintentionally threw a spare ball during his round of 16 matches against Pablo Carreno Busta, a ball directly hit a woman line judge neck. Subsequently, Serbian was disqualified from the tournament, when the score was 5-6.

World number two Simona Halep is now playing in the Italian Open. Two-times Grand Slam Champion opined when she was asked over Djokovic’s US Open 2020 disqualification during the press conference. 

Simona Halep

Additionally, She said, “Of course we watched everything that happened. I was shocked. We really have to be very careful because there are people around us. We don’t have to react too badly in the match. In the end, it’s just a tennis match. But yes, it was not nice for anyone what happened in the US Open match” 

“I’m Still a Little Scared of the Global Situation”- Simona Halep 

Halep skipped this year’s New York major event owing to the coronavirus pandemic, while Simona believes she is safe in Rome, where Romanian is playing now. 

Simona Halep

She, talking about her US Open decision, explained, “I think that the decision was taken (absence from the US Open) was one correct to protect my health and to feel at peace. I’m still a little scared of the global situation, but here in Rome, I feel safe.”

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Top-seeded Halep reached the quarterfinals at the Italian Open 2020. She bested Dayana Yastremska in the straight sets(7-5, 6-4) in her previous round on Friday. Simona will now play Yulia Putintseva to secure her place in the semifinals.  


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