2020 US Open General Discussion (ATP)

Dragan

Semi-Pro
Why didn't he smack it into the stands instead? There is no one there.
He didn't smack the ball at all. He simply emptied his pocket after the game was over, and sent the ball back without looking. OK, it was careless, but this was clearly not intentional, and the ball was not hit even too hard.

OK, I guess rules apply to everyone but this is simply a ridiculous way to end his US Open.
 

James P

Legend
no nalbandian got defaulted for accidentally hitting a line judge so should novak. same rules applied evenly
I don't even know the rules, tbh. I'm just saying I think that would have been a fair enough treatment to me, rules sight unseen.
 

James P

Legend
Huh...

This means likely Zverev, Goffin, or Shapovalov will make their first final

This also means 1st time Slam Champion guaranteed.

Holy f(word)
 

bjsnider

Hall of Fame
I think this will have tremendous repercussions long term. Tournaments will now move to get rid of all bystanders on the court, all inclusive. This may finally put an end to both line judges and ball kids.
 

E36BMWM3

Hall of Fame
Could some experts please chime in?

Is this fair or NOT?

Novak has been denied almost a 100% SURE 18th grand slam title.
Fair or not, RULES ARE RULES!!!!! Idiot!! He doesn’t get preferential treatment. He might’ve not aimed for the line judge, but hit her nonetheless... Nananana... nananana... heeeey hey hey... GOOD BYEEEEEE
 

TennisFan3

G.O.A.T.
This could change tennis history. This is the BIGGEST DECISION ever.

GOAT race could be altered by this one stupidity by Novak.

Why Novak why? Please God why? Why did you hit the ball person? I mean WTF were you thinking? You could have been GOAT this year.

JUST TERRIBLE. Novak gets out of a tournament which he almost certainly would have won.
 

a10best

Hall of Fame
It's gotta be 2020, the year of surprises, pretty much all bad. Kobe's death, Covid-19, Biden, relative almost killed by violent druggie, and now Novak defaulted for physically hurting an official.
 
Could some experts please chime in?

Is this fair or NOT?

Novak has been denied almost a 100% SURE 18th grand slam title.
My friend...it has nothing to do with the person's ranking...I would have said the same with Federer....No one who's defaulted has ever done it with malice or an intention to hurt...It's good for the integrity of the sport that Djokovic, the world number one got no preferential treatment....He made a mistake albeit unintentional...I feel its the right decision for the sport....
 
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