sport news Goran Ivanisevic believes Novak Djokovic's default from US Open was an injustice

'This was a complete accident': Goran Ivanisevic believes Novak Djokovic's default from US Open for hitting a female line judge with a ball was an injustice and claims people were 'waiting for him to do something wrong' Novak Djokovic's co-coach has described his US Open default as an 'injustice'  The former Wimbledon champion says there should have been leniency shown  Ivanisevic criticised the 'maliciousness' that greeted Djokovic's punishment Djokovic has jetted out to and will take part in next week's Italian Open 

By Mike Dickson for MailOnline

Published: 23:07 BST, 11 September 2020 | Updated: 23:33 BST, 11 September 2020

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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

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

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

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