Top seed and three-time former champion has been disqualified from his US Open fourth-round match against Pablo Carreno Busta, after accidentally hitting a ball at a linesperson.
Novak beat German no.28 seed Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 in Arthur Ashe Stadium in one hour and 42 minutes on Friday night to reach the US Open fourth round. He will next play 20th seed Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain, against whom he holds a 3-0 H2H career mark.
The US Open Championship is the second major tournament of the 2020 season, as the Roland Garros was postponed and Wimbledon Championships cancelled, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be Novak’s 15th appearance in New York, where he lifted the trophy in 2011, 2015 and 2018.