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Plant-based athlete Novak Djokovic defeated John Millman in the Japan Open tennis championships without dropping a single set throughout the tournament.

The 6-3 6-2 win is Djokovic’s first title in Tokyo and comes shortly after he withdrew from the US Open due to an injury.

‘I felt great’

“I felt great on the court, felt really welcome from the Japanese people off the court as well. They made me feel at home,” the player told the Association of Tennis Professionals.

“Didn’t drop a set, played really well, served great. Just overall a great experience.”

Plant-based

Earlier this year, Djokovic credited his faster recovery time to a plant-based diet – but says he but refrains from using labels due to ‘misinterpretations’ and ‘misuse’.

According to Aol, he said: “I do eat plant-based. I think that’s one of the reasons why I recover well. I don’t have allergies that I used to have anymore… And I like it.”

In a more recent interview with WIRED, the athlete expanded on the benefits of his animal-free diet, stating: “I’m just healthier overall, I have more energy, I sleep better, as an athlete I recover better, I have better concentration on the court, [and] I run faster.”

Liam Gilliver

Liam is the Deputy Editor and Social Media Coordinator for Plant Based News. He has written for a number of top publications including Gay Times, Attitude Magazine, Oh Comely, and The Huffington Post - and is the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.