Novak Djokovic‘s former supervisor believes that Roger Federer would not have been disqualified for hitting a line-judge in the identical method that the Serb did on the US Open on Sunday.
The world primary and favorite for the boys’s singles title was kicked out of the event after by accident hitting line-judge Laura Clark with a ball in a second of anger on the finish of the primary set.
Yet Niki Pilic, who used to handle the 33-year-old, believes there is no likelihood that 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer would have been equally defaulted and accused Clark of ‘performing a bit.’
World No 1 Novak Djokovic was disqualified after hitting a line decide on the US Open
Djokovic inadvertently struck official Laura Clark within the throat on Sunday within the fourth spherical
Yet Djokovic’s ex-manager believes Roger Federer would have acquired away with the same incident
‘In my opinion, Novak Djokovic by accident hit the line-judge with the ball,’ Pilic advised the Serbian press.
‘I believe he ought to have been punished with a confiscated recreation. It is not proper to disqualify the primary on this planet due to this.
‘I consider that the decide additionally acted a bit, I do not suppose she was so harm.
‘Do you suppose Roger Federer would be kicked out for one thing like this? No likelihood. This determination is tendentious.’
Pilic’s feedback come days after some followers stated Federer was not penalised in any respect for the same incident on the 2006 Australian Open.
Djokovic is presently three wanting Federer’s record-haul of 20 Grand Slam males’s singles titles
After his first serve was referred to as out, Federer swung his racket behind his again and inadvertently hit a ball boy along side the web.
The Swiss star did not obtain a code violation and the state of affairs was laughed off, by the ball boy additionally, on the time.
However, followers have since introduced that incident again up as they have been evaluating it to the Djokovic saga from the previous week.
One fan merely stated: ‘If Federer did what Djokovic did he would not be disqualified. The ATP hates to see Djokovic win.’
Swiss star Federer struck a ball boy by accident on the Australian Open 14 years in the past
Federer swung his racket from behind earlier than hitting the ball boy (circled in yellow)
The incident involving Federer again in 2006 was laughed off by everybody court-side
Another wrote: ‘I’m not the most important Djokovic fan however I would 100% agree that there was no anger or malice in that incident.
‘I am unable to consider the extent of his punishment. I additionally agree that had that been Federer it would have been a very totally different end result.’
Yet with Djokovic’s disqualification, the US Open males’s singles draw is huge open forward of the semi-finals on Friday.
Pablo Carreno Busta, who was the beneficiary of Djokovic’s default, performs Alexander Zverev, whereas third seed Daniil Medvedev takes on second seed Dominic Thiem within the second semi-final as all 4 gamers bid to win their first main title.