It’s happening all over again. For the second time in as many months, tennis star Novak Djokovic has hit a line judge in the face with a tennis ball at a Grand Slam tournament.
However, this time is was not out of anger. During his fourth-round win over Karen Khachanov on Monday, Djokovic was attempting to return a serve and accidentally hit a line judge on the return volley. The judge wasn’t injured and Djokovic immediately checked to see if the line judge was OK.
Unlike when he hit a line judge in frustration at last month’s US Open, it was determined that this instance was an accident and Djokovic called it “a very awkward situation.”