The main judge of the US Open, Soren Freemel, claims that the unanimous position of all members of this tournament is that with the disqualification of Novak Djokovic, a correct decision was made, in accordance with all the regulations of the tournament in New York.
“There are two factors – action and result. The action, although unintentional, led to the result, which is hitting the line judge and the fact that she was obviously injured. “These are essential factors that are taken into account when determining the sentence.”
Before the final decision, he talked for fifteen minutes with the racket number 1, and Freemel revealed details of that conversation in a statement to the media.
“His point was that he did not hit her on purpose. He said: Yes, I was angry. I hit the ball. I hit the judge. The facts are clear, but I did not want to do that. I did not intend to hit her and therefore I should not be disqualified. One thing should be clear, we are all unanimous that Djokovic did not do it on purpose, but the facts were clear – he hit the judge and she was obviously injured. “Based on those facts, the decision to disqualify was made,” explained the chief judge of the US Open.