plant-based tennis pro Novak Djokovic has won a record-extending ninth men's title.
He was victorious in the recent Australian Open – where he defeated Daniil Medvedev (7-5 6-2 6-2). According to reports, this is Djokovic's 18th Grand Slam win and it puts him just two places behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the men's record books.
Novak Djokovic has been on a plant-based diet for the last four-and-a-half years. He was criticized by his closest people since they were worried it would affect his performance.
“It's a lifestyle. More than just a diet because you have ethical reasons as well. Being conscious of what is happening in the animal world and you know the slaughtering of animals and farming and everything.” “Hopefully I can inspire other athletes that it's possible to be plant-based and to recover well, to have strength, and to have muscles.”Novak Djokovic
Djokovic started his diet worried by the climate change and slowly became his lifestyle. He hopes to inspire other athletes to be plant-based and to recover well, to have strength, and to have muscles.
Is Djokovic vegan?
Djokovic publicly speaks about the benefits of a plant-based diet many times but he does not refer to himself as ‘vegan'.