BACK Júlio Schneider SUNDAY, 6 SEPTEMBER 2020 sports.yahoo.com Novak Djokovic out of US Open for accidentally hitting line judge with ball Novak Djokovic is out of the US Open. Sports Novak Djokovic, the favorite for the men’s singles title at the US Open, is out of the competition via a default. Djokovic, the world No. 1, accidentally hit a line judge in the neck when he hit the ball back off his racket. He had just lost a point in the opening set.