Serbian tennis champion Novak Djokovic yesterday defeated Italy’s Matteo Berretini in the Wimbledon men’s singles final.
With this win, Djokoviv joined the ranks of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on the highest number of Grand Slam men’s singles titles at 20. Djokovic has also become the second-ever man after Rod Laver to win the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon in the same season.
“I consider myself best and I believe that I am the best, otherwise I wouldn’t be talking confidently about winning Slams and making history,” he was quoted as saying.
A year younger than Nadal and six years junior to Federer, Djokovic understands that he has time and momentum on his side.
A long-time advocate for a plant-based lifestyle, Novak has credited his diet for quick recovery during the Wimbledon post match conference in 2019.
“There is obviously a huge impact as well on climate change that people maybe don’t talk about as much. It’s more than a performance for me, it’s a lifestyle. Something that I’m really proud of and hopefully that community grows,” he told Essentially Sports in an interview.
“Hopefully I can inspire other athletes that it is possible to be plant-based and to recover well, to have strength, to have muscles.”
The 34 year old tennis star recently bagged his 19th Grand Slam title in the French Open tennis championship beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final. Djokovic is ranked as the world’s top player by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).