Djokovic hits line judge in the shoulder, NOT the throat, US open 2020

mikej

Hall of Fame
What does “*shrug* PCB was up a break” mean ?
PCB was up a break is self-explanatory

shrug is a gesture

(i'm guessing that you're not one of the Djoko followers whose mind is strong enough to change the molecular structure of water)
 

Tshooter

Legend
PCB was up a break is self-explanatory

shrug is a gesture

(i'm guessing that you're not one of the Djoko followers whose mind is strong enough to change the molecular structure of water)
I wish. That sounds like a cool superpower. I try to tune out the kiddie fanboy stuff. It’s not for me.

I’ve seen a few tennis matches where a player comes back from a set or two down. o_O I didn’t see the match but do you really put PCB - who has never beaten Djoker let alone in a Bo5 and a Djoker who just came off winning Cincy — as the favorite at that point ?
 

Tennusdude

Semi-Pro
*shrug* PCB was up a break, sorry if the fact that Djokovic was losing when he was defaulted is inconvenient for you...maybe he's just not as good as you think he is at US Open...in fact, last year he also didn't win a set in the 4th round, went down in straights against the first seed he faced

oh well, at least he didn't waste a few hours being trounced in the 4th round this year
99% of the matches he has lost in the past 4 years have been due to his shoulder injury and that's exactly why he why is most likely going to lose this match and was so frustrated that he was firing balls around in the first set
 

Desertman

Hall of Fame
99% of the matches he has lost in the past 4 years have been due to his shoulder injury and that's exactly why he why is most likely going to lose this match and was so frustrated that he was firing balls around in the first set
Or his elbow injury. Or just getting outplayed by a better opponent on the day.
 

coloskier

Legend
Doesn't matter if it was intentional or not. Shapavalov wasn't intentional either. It should be a 6 month suspension, but that won't happen.
 

Raul_SJ

G.O.A.T.
If it was the throat, I don't think she was being dramatic or acting; the throat is soft and you don't have to be hit too hard to gag.
Nobody disputes her throat pain. Some have very low pain tolerance. But there is absolutely no reason for her to drop to the ground.
She has discredited all true professional linesmen.
If she is that fragile, she should not be standing on a court where there is potential to be hit by 130 mph serves.
 
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Beacon Hill

Hall of Fame
Nobody disputes her throat pain.But there is absolutely no reason for her to drop to the ground.
She has discredited all true professional linesmen.
If she is that fragile, she should not be standing on a court where there is potential to be hit by 130 mph serves.
Falling to the ground was likely a normal involuntary reaction to an unexpected hit to the throat. When players are serving, line umpires are focused on them, so that situation is irrelevant.
 

Beacon Hill

Hall of Fame
I wish. That sounds like a cool superpower. I try to tune out the kiddie fanboy stuff. It’s not for me.

I’ve seen a few tennis matches where a player comes back from a set or two down. o_O I didn’t see the match but do you really put PCB - who has never beaten Djoker let alone in a Bo5 and a Djoker who just came off winning Cincy — as the favorite at that point ?
A few minutes before the incident, Djokovic had a significant fall, jarred his shoulder, and immediately had a medical timeout. It likely affected his backhand, as he quickly bailed out of rallies on critical points by hitting drop shots from that side. In normal circumstances, I probably would not pick PCB to serve out the first set, never mind win the match, but this time, perhaps he was closer to 50-50. We don't know the extent of Djokovic's injury, so it is impossible to predict, but perhaps an injured shoulder was the reason why Djokovic was so frustrated.
 
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