Stop making such a racket, Djokovic tells his fuming fans

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Stop making such a racket, Djokovic tells his fuming fans

Supporters abuse linesperson online after tennis great was disqualified from US Open for hitting her with ball

Simon Jennings and Sudipto Ganguly

Novak Djokovic has pleaded for compassion for the line judge he inadvertently struck in the throat with a ball at the US Open on Monday, after the female official faced a backlash on social media from fans of the world number one.

The Serb was disqualified in the fourth round after he hit a ball to the back of the court in frustration after dropping serve in the first set against Spain’s Pablo Carreño Busta, sending the official to the floor.

Some Djokovic fans took to social media to hurl abuse at the official after her Instagram username was carried by Serbian media...

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