Is Novak Djokovic Vegan?

2023 US Open - Day 14
2023 US Open - Day 14


Novak Djokovic was born on May 22, 1987 and is considered by many the greatest player of all time. He is currently ranked No. 1 in the world in singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He has held the No. 1 spot for an incredible 415+ weeks, which is a record. He has also been the year-end No. 1 seven times.


Novak Djokovic is the only player in history to have won each major at least thrice. This has only been done by male players on three different types of courts. He's also achieved a rare triple Career Grand Slam in singles, which means he won each of the four major tournaments at least three times. Djokovic is also the only player in history who has won all nine ATP Masters 1000 tournaments.


He's won a total of 24 Grand Slams, including 10 Australian Open titles, which is also a record in men’s tennis history. He has a total of 96 ATP singles titles, including 24 Majors and 39 Masters 1000 events. He's also won the Nitto ATP Finals six times, a record he shares with Roger Federer.


Novak Djokovic Diet

Novak Djokovic has been following a plant-based diet for a while now. He doesn't eat animal foods. However, Djokovic doesn't like to be called a 'vegan,' as he feels the word can be misinterpreted. In 2022, he said he stopped eating animal products because he had allergies since he was a kid. Doctors discovered he was allergic primarily to gluten, dairy and sugar. So, he also avoids foods with gluten.


He talked about how his new diet helped him in his sports. He said, "I don't have allergies like before, and I like that." He also shared that he stopped eating red meat because it was hard for his stomach to digest.


He starts with three drinks every morning: hot water with lemon, celery juice, and a green smoothie with 'superfoods.' He thinks these help his brain work better. He often eats big salads with healthy grains like quinoa, wild rice and sweet potato for lunch and dinner. This gives him the energy and nutrients he needs to do well in matches.


Djokovic has even co-produced a documentary called Game Changers. It is about how plant-based diets are suitable for men and athletes. He also said he doesn't eat foods that take a long time to digest. He prefers to eat light things.


FAQs

Q. Why does Djokovic not eat meat?

A. Djokovic follows a vegan and a gluten-free diet due to health issues.

Q. How much prize money has Djokovic earned till date?

A. According to the ATP website, Djokovic has won over $181 million in prize money till date.

Q. How many French Opens has Djokovic won?

A. Djokovic has won the French Open thrice — in 2016, 2021 and 2023.

Q. Did Novak Djokovic play at the 2024 Australian Open?

A. Yes, Novak Djokovic played at the 2024 Australian Open, losing to Jannik Sinner.

Did Djokovic win the 2023 US Open?

Yes, Novak Djokovic won the 2023 US Open Men's single title by defeating Daniil Medvedev in the final.