By Jonathan Spencer For Mailonline
Published: 12:27 BST, 9 September 2020 | Updated: 13:09 BST, 9 September 2020
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 fashion 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
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