Novak Djokovic explains why he eats Wimbledon grass

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Novak Djokovic explains why he eats Wimbledon grass

In a recent interview during an Asics event, Novak Djokovic revealed why he ate Wimbledon grass after winning the men's singles title in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2018. This year the 31-year-old is back to triumph at the All England Club defeating the South African Kevin Anderson in straight sets.

Djokovic had a terrific run as he also defeated the Spaniard Rafael Nadal in a five-set semifinal. 'The little tradition of me eating a little bit of Wimbledon grass has been born many years ago when I dreamed to win Wimbledon and I thought, "If I have a chance one day to achieve my childhood, what would be the thing I can do to make it more special so that it can stay in my memory and memories of other people", said Djokovic.

'I was thinking about jumping, spinning, different ways of celebration but I don't know why. I just thought that having a little bit of taste of the grass would be a funny thing and it became a tradition.' Djokovic also spoke about his ambition for Shanghai Masters: 'High goals always, in every tournament.

Last three months have been terrific for me in terms of results, so more reasons for me to believe that I can do well in Shanghai. I did not play an official match since the US Open, so it's been a while.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title