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‘Unsportsmanlike’ Novak Djokovic handed hefty fine after US Open 2021 final

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Novak Djokovic fined 5,000 USD over US Open final act&nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit score:&nbspAP

Key Highlights

  • Novak Djokovic misplaced his cool within the final of the US Open 2021 towards Daniil Medvedev

  • Djokovic did not simply lose the match however was additionally handed a USD 5,000 fine

  • Even within the US Open 2020 marketing campaign, Djokovic was fined closely after he hit the road choose together with his racquet

Touted to reach his quest for the ‘Golden Slam’ on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and bag his 4th Grand Slam of the Yr at US Open, Novak Djokovic someway returned empty-handed from each the occasions. The World No. 1 males’s tennis participant within the singles competitors has now been handed a USD 10,000 fine for his unsportsmanlike behaviour.

Djokovic suffered a straight-set defeat to Russia’s Daniil Medvedev within the US Open final. Nonetheless coping with the surprising outcome, Djokovic was given an enormous financial loss from his US Open marketing campaign too. The fine was handed to the Serbian over an incident that came about within the second set of the match.

Livid together with his incapability to overpower Medvedev, Djokovic gave the impression to be hitting a ball boy together with his racquet though he managed himself. The child was heading in direction of Djokovic to choose up a ball however obtained scared with the motion of the participant. 

The 34-year-old then went on to smash his racquet on the court docket. Having analysed the state of affairs, Djokovic was handed a penalty by the US Open administration. 

It is not the primary time Djokovic was penalised in such a way by the US Tennis Affiliation. Final 12 months, the USATA had handed Djokovic an excellent larger fine. He was handed a USD 10,000 fine and had additionally misplaced the $250,000 prize cash and all rating factors earned on the occasion.

The Serbian was defaulted from his 4th spherical match towards Pablo Carreno Busta the place he had hit the road choose with a ball. Although the incident this time round wasn’t as grave as in 2020, it does add one other blip to Djokovic’s profession.

Historical past awaits Novak Djokovic

Nonetheless tied at 20 Grand Slams with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, Djokovic should wait at the least until the Australian Open subsequent 12 months to launch one other bid for his twenty first Grand Slam title. Djokovic had entered the 2021 US Open final because the outright favorite however Medvedev left everybody stunned with an excellent 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 victory. 

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