Novak Djokovic: 'I don't like to be labeled a vegan'
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 6173
Novak Djokovic just triumphed at the Australian Open, putting his eighth seal in as many finals played in Melbourne, beating the tough Austrian tennis player Dominic Thiem in the final. Nole is now at 17 Grand Slam titles, minus two from Rafael Nadal and minus three from Roger Federer who for now holds the absolute Slam record but who sees his two young opponents getting closer and more threateningly.
many more chances to win other Grand Slam tournaments. Djokovic is the World number 1 not by chance since in addition to not indifferent physical and technical qualities, he combines an always balanced diet especially since in 2010 he discovered that he was intolerant to gluten.
His diet is balanced and includes many vegetables, white meat, fish, legumes, nuts, seeds and oil: all possibly organic and untreated. Since feeding in this way he has declared that he feels less tired physically and mentally and also in better shape.
Djokovic reveals what he eats on a typical day
"I eat a lot of fruit during the first part of the day and salads," Novak Djokovic said to American journalist Graham Bensinger. "I don't like to eat any food that would require much energy for digestion, especially during the first part of the day because that's when I need the most energy for my training.
So I'm keeping things quite light and would probably have some grains like quinoa, millet and wild rice. Sweet potato and normal potato, steamed or boiled. I don't like the labels, to be honest. I do eat plant-based (food), for quite a few years already.
But because of the misinterpretations of labels and misuse of labels, I just don't like that kind of name" - the 17 time Grand Slam champion. The Serbian also defended packed stands at charity tour event. "We have different circumstances and measures, so it's very difficult to think of international standards," he said before the ceremonial opening of his Adria Tour.
"You can also criticize us and say this is maybe dangerous, but it's not up to me to make the calls about what is right or wrong for health," Djokovic explained. "We are doing what the Serbian government is telling us, and hopefully we soon will get back on tour collectively.
Of course, lives have been lost and that's horrible to see, in the region and worldwide. But life goes on, and we as athletes are looking forward to competing." Djokovic's Adria Tour is scheduled to move on to neighboring Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.