Novak Djokovic goes to help the line judge after hitting her with a ball in the throat during his match against Pablo Carreno Busta at the US Open. Photo: EPA Novak Djokovic goes to help the line judge after hitting her with a ball in the throat during his match against Pablo Carreno Busta at the US Open. Photo: EPA
Novak Djokovic goes to help the line judge after hitting her with a ball in the throat during his match against Pablo Carreno Busta at the US Open. Photo: EPA
Jonathan White
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Jonathan White

Novak Djokovic ‘fans’ court their own notoriety in vile abuse of blameless line judge

  • Death threats head vile social media abuse for US Open official hit with tennis ball from star
  • World No 1’s call for his online army to show their support for victim falls on deaf ears

Novak Djokovic goes to help the line judge after hitting her with a ball in the throat during his match against Pablo Carreno Busta at the US Open. Photo: EPA Novak Djokovic goes to help the line judge after hitting her with a ball in the throat during his match against Pablo Carreno Busta at the US Open. Photo: EPA
Novak Djokovic goes to help the line judge after hitting her with a ball in the throat during his match against Pablo Carreno Busta at the US Open. Photo: EPA
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Jonathan White

Jonathan White

Jonathan White joined the Post in 2017 after a decade reporting on sport from China. He originally moved to Beijing to coach football in 2007 and later spent two years in Shanghai.