Djokovic out of US Open after ball strikes lines judge

NOVAK Djokovic was dramatically disqualified from the US Open yesterday after striking a female lines judge with a ball in frustration during his last-16 match, sending shockwaves through the tournament.

The world number one hit the ball in disgust after losing his serve to go 6-5 down in the first set to Spain’s unseeded Pablo Carreno Busta inside Arthur Ashe Stadium.