Novak Djokovic, the #1 male tennis player, was eliminated from the US Open today after accidentally hitting a female line judge with a ball.
See video below:
Djokovic was losing the match and out of frustration he pulled a ball out of his pocket and hit it with his racket, the ball hit the line judge in the throat.
You can hear the line judge whimper in the video as she falls to the ground.
Djokovic immediately went over to her to apologize.
The incident happened when Djokovic was behind 5-6 in the first set in the fourth round against Pablo Carreño Busta.
After the officials congregated to discuss the incident they decided to toss Djokovic, which is very rare for the #1 player in any sport.
Djokovic made history today by becoming the first #1 player disqualified from a Grand Slam singles tournament.
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Source: The New York Times