Tennis player Novak Djokovic finds it understandable that he was disqualified from the US Open last week.
On the track, the number 1 in the world still had a hard time living with it, but now that the emotions have diminished, he looks at it a little differently.
“If you hit the ball like that and hit someone, the rules are clear. I have accepted it ”, said 33-year-old Djokovic on Monday in Rome, where he plays the ATP tournament this week.
“It was, of course, a shock to have to leave the US Open like this. I found it difficult to accept. I felt good. It was totally unexpected and unintentional. ”
Djokovic angrily hit the ball in his match in the eighth-finals against Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta after a lost service game and hit a line judge. The head referee then decided to disqualify Djokovic.
Djokovic is happy to be able to play tennis again in Rome. “The sooner I can leave the memory behind, the better. Hopefully, I will get out better in the end. ”