Dropping only one set all week, Djokovic won his fifth Italian Open title on Monda Diego Schwartzman 7-5, 6-3 in the final, and restored his confidence heading into Roland Garros, which starts in six days.
Exactly two weeks after he was defaulted from the U.S. Open, and a day after he was warned by the chair umpire for breaking his racket in a fit of rage, Djokovic received an obscenity warning midway through a 7-5,
Fifteen days after he was defaulted from the U.S. Open, Novak Djokovic had plenty to celebrate on Monday. Djokovic beat Diego Schwartzman 7-5, 6-3 to win his fifth Italian Open title; he passed childhood idol Pete Sampras for the second-most weeks at No.
Novak Djokovic says that he has accepted his default from the US Open but he understands it will stick with him for a long time as he prepares to return to competition this week at the Italian Open in Rome.
Novak Djokovic's bid for a fourth U.S. Open title came to an abrupt end Sunday when he was defaulted for hitting a linesperson with a tennis ball. The number one ranked men's player was disqualified near the end of the first set of his round of 16 match against Pablo Carreño Busta.