Novak Djokovic said it was very hard for him to accept his disqualification from the US Open

33-year-old Serbian professional tennis player Novak Djokovic says his preclusion from the US Open has been a major reality check however concedes he doesn’t figure he will actually forget about it. Djokovic was precluded a week ago in the wake of hitting a line judge with a ball during his fourth-round game of the grand slam against Pablo Carreno Busta.

Djokovic apologized for the occurrence wherein he took a ball from his pocket and hit it behind him just for it to strike the judge in the throat, on social media subsequently. Djokovic says he talked to the judge, Laura Clark, to ensure she’s alright, talking first time since the occurrence, clarifying he was shaken by the entire thing.