The Serbian super star tennis player is out of the US open due to a default in his fourth round clash with Pablo Carreño Busta. Novak Djokovic was booted out of the 2020 US Open after he smacked the tennis ball into a lines person’s throat. The poor lady cried out and fell to the ground clutching her throat after the shot with Djokovic running over to check on her. It was all too little too late after the umpired ruled it unsportsmanlike behaviour and gave him his marching orders.
It was a huge pity for Novak Djokovic as he had a real chance of winning the open and closing the gap of most grand slams won with Federa (20) and Nedal (18). Back luck I guess but I am sure he will have another chance in the future. Novak Djokovic has won $140 Million in prize money to date so the fine of $250 thousand should have too much of an impact. He stood to win millions had he won the tournament. At least some other lucky person will have a shoot at it now.
So what next for Djokovic?
Well he is likely to get back on the jigsaw tatami mats to continue his training. Whilst the bulk of his training takes place on the tennis court it can only be assumed that at least part of his fitness regime takes place on jigsaw tatami mats. Indeed the ATP considers such anti-fatigue mats to be an integral part of training equipment needed to minimise injury to its players. Being an elite athlete it would be of no surprise if Novak Djokovic used tatami jigsaw mats in his training.
Whilst some people consider such mats only to be jigsaw martial arts mats, the truth is that they can be used for more than just martial arts. Indeed you will find jigsaw tatami mats being used by a large section of the training community as a means to reduce fatigue. This is especially true when elite athletes are involved because they train for such a large portion of their lives.