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Djokovic in ‘pain’ after U.S Open tennis disqualification

Djokovic in ‘pain’ after U.S Open tennis disqualification

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Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic felt "sad" after he was disqualified from the U.S. Open for hitting a line judge with a ball. His former coach says he is still "in pain," while other players have said little about the incident. Djokovic -- the No. 1 men's player in the world -- was disqualified from the Grand Slam Sunday in Queens, N.Y. Advertisement The top-seeded Serbian became frustrated after he failed to win the first set of a match against Pablo Carreno Busta. He turned and smacked the tennis ball toward the back wall, hitting a lineswoman in the throat. Djokovic was defaulted from the match and immediately left without speaking to the press. He later posted an apology on social media. "This whole situation has left me really sad and empty," Djokovic wrote. "I checked on the lines ...