If your sanity was still intact after the 5-setter between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic last night, you must have noticed the latter plucking and eating some grass from the Court. He seemed to be enjoying it, too.
Now it was strange to see him do that but we had seen stranger things in the match, so we let it go.
A journalist, however, asked Djokovic the reason behind this and he said:
It’s a little tradition obviously. As a kid I was dreaming of winning Wimbledon, so, like every child, you dream of doing something crazy when you actually achieve it – if you achieve it – and that was one of the things.
So, it is a tradition he follows and did this after his 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2018 victories, as well.
Novak anointing himself as the goat by eating grass https://t.co/ubD0kstjSL— Victor Datu (@VictorDatu) July 14, 2019
Novak eating the grass is an all time move— AL (@JeffTurkey) July 14, 2019
Oh Novak, winning his 5th Wimbledon and eating the grass off the court. You legend. When the whole stadium was rooting for Federer to win.— ਕੁਸ਼ Kush (@Kushi_ku) July 14, 2019
Surely game of the year.#WimbledonFinal