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Now Roger Federer gets dragged into the Novak Djokovic row! Fans claim the 20-time Grand Slam winner plays under different rules as video emerges of him hitting a ball boy 14 years ago... and NOT being punished Tennis fans were stunned after Novak Djokovic was disqualified from US Open He came under huge scrutiny after striking line judge Laura Clark in the throat However, fans have now dragged Roger Federer into the dramatic Djokovic saga  Some claim Federer would have got away with it if he was in Djokovic's shoes

By Jonathan Spencer For Mailonline

Published: 12:27 BST, 9 September 2020 | Updated: 13:09 BST, 9 September 2020

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Roger Federer has been dragged into the dramatic Novak Djokovic saga just days after the Serbian was controversially defaulted from the US Open. 

The world No 1 was booted out of the Grand Slam in dramatic when he swiped a ball to the back of the court angrily, only for it inadvertently to strike Kentucky-based official Laura Clark in the throat.

The line judge fell to the floor and after consultation with the referee, officials determined they had no option but to disqualify Djokovic. 

World No 1 Novak Djokovic was disqualified after hitting the line judge at the US Open

World No 1 Novak Djokovic was disqualified after hitting the line judge at the US Open 

Djokovic inadvertently struck Kentucky-based official Laura Clark in the throat at US Open

Djokovic inadvertently struck Kentucky-based official Laura Clark in the throat at US Open

But days on from the controversial incident, fans have been quick to slam the decision to disqualify Djokovic - claiming 20-time Grand Slam winner Federer wouldn't have faced the same punishment if he was in the Serbian's shoes.

Federer was involved in a similar incident 14 years ago at the Australian Open when he accidentally hit a ball boy.

After his first serve was called out, Federer swung his racket behind his back and inadvertently hit the ball boy at the side of the net.

The Swiss tennis star didn't receive a code violation and the situation

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