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Plant-based athlete Novak Djokovic won the US Open Men’s final today, defeating opponent Juan Martin del Potro.

The straight sets win marks the Serbian tennis pro’s 14th Grand Slam title to date – and follows his win at Wimbledon earlier this year.

Having recovered from an elbow injury last year, Djokovic is playing to win and credits his performance in part to a plant-based diet.

Plant-based

While Djokovic is not fully vegan, he eats a mostly plant-based diet which he says is fully free of meat for both ‘ethical and health reasons’.

He also owns a vegan restaurant with his wife Jelena and authored a guide to meat, dairy, egg, and gluten-free eating for optimal performance, titled Serve to Win.

Emily Court

Emily Court is a writer and content creator published in Plant Based News, Raise Vegan, Living Vegan and The Financial Diet. A self-described "recovering vegan hothead," she is now a pragmatic member of Vancouver's vibrant and growing plant-powered community. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she holds a BA in Spanish and certificate in Intercultural Communication from Dalhousie University, where her thesis focused on topics of cultural and gender-based discrimination. She aims to apply a privilege-conscious...