Novak Djokovic has been disqualified from the US Open.
It ended the highest seed’s bid for an 18th Grand Slam title.
Djokovic had simply misplaced a recreation to his opponent, Pablo Carreno Busta, falling behind 6-5 within the first set.
As he walked to the sideline for the changeover, he hit a ball behind him.
The ball hit a feminine line decide, who dropped to her knees and held her neck.
After a protracted dialogue with officers and match referee Soeren Friemel, Djokovic shook arms with Carreno Busta.
The chair umpire, Aurelie Tourte, then confirmed the default.
Djokovic had not misplaced this season, having fun with a 26-match successful run, and had secured his seventeenth Grand Slam singles title on the Australia Open.