By Mike Dickson for MailOnline
Published: 23:07 BST, 11 September 2020 | Updated: 23:33 BST, 11 September 2020
Novak Djokovic is to make a quick return to action next week, with his co-coach Goran Ivanisevic describing his US Open default as an injustice.
The former Wimbledon champion, who was courtside when he was disqualified for hitting a female line judge with a ball, believes there should have been more leniency shown and a game penalty awarded.
'As soon as I heard her sighing I knew that was it,' he told Serbian publication SpotKlub. 'Okay if there is intention to harm someone, but this was a complete accident.
Novak Djokovic will make a quick return to action next week after his default from the US Open
His co-coach Goran Ivanisevic says his punishment after striking a line judge is an injustice
'Yes there are rules but taking into consideration that Novak didn't have any intention, and with corona and everything, they shouldn't have defaulted him.'
Ivanisevic criticised what he felt was a sense of schadenfreude