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Novak Djokovic eats grass to celebrate fourth Wimbledon title

Novak Djokovic defeated a battling but exhausted Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3) to add the 2018 title to his wins in 2011, 2014 and 2015.

tennis Updated: Jul 16, 2018 08:34 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse, London
Novak Djokovic,Kevin Anderson,Wimbledon
Serbia's Novak Djokovic eats some grass from the court as he celebrates after beating South Africa's Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 in their men's singles final match.(AFP)

Novak Djokovic celebrated his fourth Wimbledon title -- by munching on the Centre Court grass on Sunday.

Djokovic defeated a battling but exhausted Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3) to add the 2018 title to his wins in 2011, 2014 and 2015.

He also took his Grand Slam total to 13 after a year which had seen him struggle with form and confidence, sending his world ranking to its lowest in over a decade.

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“The grass tasted really well. I had a double portion this year to treat myself,” said the 31-year-old.

The sight of Djokovic snacking on the Centre Court grass has become a Wimbledon tradition since the Serb first did it after beating Rafael Nadal in the 2011 final.

First Published: Jul 16, 2018 00:48 IST