Novak Djokovic Penalised By Fine Following an Unsportsmanlike Conduct at US Open 2021

Published 09/13/2021, 4:51 AM EDT
Sep 12, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts after smashing his racket in the second set of the match against Daniil Medvedev of Russia in the men’s singles final on day fourteen of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports


World No.2 Daniil Medvedev emerged as the winner of the US Open 2021. The Russian defeated the 20-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic in straight sets and won his maiden major title. The final scoreline of the match was 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.

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Even though Novak Djokovic tried his level best, he couldn’t outperform Daniil Medvedev. The World No.2 player served almost perfectly and never really gave the Serbian legend any chance to bounce back.

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Recently, there is some shocking news coming for Djokovic. He has been fined $5000 for unsportsmanlike conduct on the court during the US Open 2021 finals.

There was an incident during the second set of the match when Djokovic was about to hit a ball kid with his racquet. Even though he managed to control himself when he saw the kid approaching towards himself, his actions scared the ball kid who was running to fetch the ball. Keeping this in mind, the US Open management imposed a penalty on the World No.1 player.

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Novak Djokovic fails to create history at US Open 2021

Djokovic was on the verge of creating history at the US Open 2021 as he was chasing his Calendar Slam. If he succeeded, he would have become the first tennis player to win all the four majors in a single year in the 21st century. However, that didn’t take place.

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Sep 12, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia cries as he takes the court after a line change in the third set against Daniil Medvedev of Russia in the men’s singles final on day fourteen of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

Medvedev came out of the syllabus for Nole and stunned him completely. With his win, he also ended Djoker’s 27-match winning streak at Grand Slams this year.

Fans still have huge expectations from Novak Djokovic. They want him to make an incredible comeback next year and play with the same kind of momentum. Will he be able to win his 21st Grand Slam title in 2022?

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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