Novak Djokovic was disqualified for mistakenly hitting a line judge against Pablo Carreno Busta in the Round of 16 matches. Besides disqualification, the world number is also needed to pay fine. Additionally, he is also sure to lose on ranking points.
Alexander Zverev, the German tennis star, however, holds sympathy for the rival and believes that he was “unlucky”. He said, “I mean, look, it is unfortunate.” Besides, he also added, “He hit a ball, he hit a tennis ball. It is very unfortunate that he hit the line judge, and especially where it hit her.”
Alexander, who himself won his fixture, said, “There is a rule in place for it. I think the supervisors and all of them are just doing their job. But, yeah, very unlucky for Novak.”
Additionally, Zverev also told the reporters, “I think he is going to be a little upset about it, but yeah. If he would have hit it anywhere else, if it would have landed anywhere else, we are talking about a few inches, he would have been fine. So, yeah, very unlucky.”
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In addition to this, he also said, “I mean, I don’t know what to say. I’m a little bit in shock right now, to be honest.”
Keeping this aside, the German is having a real good time on the court. He moves into the quarter-finals of the tournament with an easy win. With Djokovic out of the event, the trophy is open for everyone now.
And one of the favorite to win may just be the world number seven, Alexander Zverev. Additionally, with Djokovic’s exit from the tournament, there will be a new Grand Slam winner.
Zverev said, “It gets interesting. Now I think is the time where it gets really interesting.”