Novak Djokovic has issued a statement following his disqualification from the 2020 US Open.
If you didn’t see, the 33-year-old Serbian tennis player was disqualified after accidentally hitting a lineswoman with a ball during a fit of anger mid-game.
She was hit in the throat, and dropped to the ground at the back of the court.
After the USTA decision to disqualify him, Novak released his own statement on social media.
“This whole situation has left me really sad and empty,” he started. “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.”
Novak added, “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.”
Earlier in the summer, Novak made more headlines for his stance on coronavirus.
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