The world number one’s return to Grand Slam tennis comes only three weeks after he was disqualified for striking a ball at a line judge in New York. The Serb, who will play Swede Mikael Ymer in the third match on Philippe Chatrier, won the Italian Open clay tournament two weeks after the incident at Flushing Meadows.
Djokovic played against Ričardas Berankis and won with no problem like as if he was just messing about. The Novak Djokovic vs R Berankis match on Thursday will be
the third time that these two players will go against each other. Ahead of the French Open 2020, it is the World No.1 who leads the Novak Djokovic vs R Berankis head-to-head record at 2-0, the first being at the US Open in 2013 where he dropped just five games on his way to win. The second meeting was at Cincinnati Masters where Novak Djokovic defeated the same opponent 7-6(2), 6-4 in the Round of 32. Novak Djokovic has won 31 out of 32 matches in 2020 and yet to lose a completed match this season. On the other hand, Berankis was 0-6 before the start of French Open 2020 but snapped that losing streak against Hugo Dellien of Bolivia in the first round in straight sets. Yet, the Djokovic vs Berankis match is expected to be an easy contest for World No.1. Novak Djokovic is eyeing his 18th Grand Slam title with the Serbian have won five of the seven major titles to raise his tally to 17 before being disqualified at the US Open for accidentally hitting a line judge with a ball while walking to a changeover. The only man who stands in his way is defending champion Rafael Nadal, who is eyeing his 13th French Open title, which will help him equal Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam titles.
Novak Djokovic has been disqualified from the US Open after unintentionally hitting a linesperson with a ball during his fourth-round match with Pablo Carreno Busta. … But with Busta set to serve for the set, Djokovic hit out in frustration, leading to his disqualification. Djokovic had put on twitter that he apologizes for what he had done, and he would never do it again. A lot of people are backing Djokovic and saying it wasn’t his fault for what he did and should be forgiven and shouldn’t get banned. Unbeaten on the court this year, Djokovic’s only defeat in 2020 came when he was defaulted from his US Open last-16 match against Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta after hitting a line judge with a ball.
Written by Fasieh Hashmee
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