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I’d hope there aren’t too many arguments being made concerning whether or not what Novak Djokovic did on Sunday on the 2020 U.S. Open ought to have resulted in him being disqualified.

But when there are, let’s put all of them to relaxation and look at the rulebook.

The No. 1 seeded Djokovic was pissed off within the first set of his match towards Pablo Carreño Busta, hitting a ball off the wall that then struck a line choose within the neck. Djokovic apologized on Instagram and mentioned that his actions had been unintentional.

The ITF rulebook spells out what led to his disqualification: beneath the “bodily abuse” part, gamers are penalized if the violation occurs throughout a match.

“In circumstances which can be flagrant and notably injurious to
the success of a event, or are singularly egregious,” it reads, “a single violation of this Part shall additionally represent the Main Offence of ‘Aggravated Behaviour’ and shall be topic to the extra penalties hereinafter set forth.”

A default may be for a “single violation.”

It’s fairly clear-cut. Even when Djokovic didn’t intend to hit the road choose, his conduct was egregious and harmful, and did find yourself with somebody getting injured. On a courtroom stuffed with officers and others, you may’t begin smacking round tennis balls out of anger, and when it finally ends up with somebody getting injured, the punishment is completely justified.

The weekend’s greatest winner: Jadeveon Clowney

The defensive finish signed a one-year take care of the Tennessee Titans and will earn an enormous contract after this season. Reportedly, the NFL shut down a wild sign-and-trade transfer with the Saints that will have melted Twitter if it had occurred.

Fast hits: Some potential Steelers drama involving a “Bachelor” contestant… A pitch practically hit a butterfly… Jimmie Johnson dressed like Dale Earnhardt… And extra!

– The Steelers signed QB Josh Dobbs, who was relationship Bachelor finalist Hannah Ann Sluss … who’s now relationship Steelers QB Mason Rudolph.

– Cameras captured Patrick Corbin coming thisclose to nailing a butterfly with a pitch.

– Jimmie Johnson honored Dale Earnhardt earlier than the Southern 500.


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