Novak Djokovic contrite and accepting of default from US Open

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Novak Djokovic contrite and accepting of default from US Open

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  • ‘One of those things that stays in your memory for life’
  • World No 1 says it was ‘unexpected and unintended’
Novak Djokovic says he has accepted his default from the US Open but he understands it will stick with him for a long time as he prepares to return to competition this week at the Italian Open.After losing his serve to trail 5-6 in the first set of his fourth-round match against Pablo Carreño Busta, Djokovic fired a ball and struck a line umpire, Laura Clark, in the neck and led to her falling to the ground. He became the fifth player in the Open era to be defaulted from a grand slam tournament. Related: Dominic Thiem wins US Open final on tiebreak against Alexander Zverev after five-set thriller Continue reading...
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