Melbourne - The recent Netflix documentary, The Game
Changers, features Novak Djokovic as one its producers along with other notable
stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, Jackie Chan and Lewis
The Game Changers is a 2018 documentary
that outlines the benefits of eating a plant-based diet. It especially focuses
on the numerous benefits of a plant-based diet for athletes.
During a recent press conference Djokovic
was asked to talk about how being on a plant-based for four years has helped him
with his health and as an athlete to stay at the top of his game:
”Well, I'm very pleased to be plant-based
and play on this level now for four-and-a-half years. It is a lifestyle more
than just a diet.”
”It's something that I'm really proud of,
and hopefully that community grows even more. Hopefully I can inspire other
athletes that it is possible to be plant-based and to recover well, to have
strength, to have muscles.”
”I'm not a weightlifter, of course, but I
do have an optimal balance between the strength, power and speed. You know, nothing
seems to be missing, at least from my experience.”
Djokovic is no stranger to being different
to everyone else. Djokovic grew up in a time when Serbia was involved in the
Balkans war. As a teenager there were bombs falling on his country.
There was a time when he and his family
escaped to the countryside to avoid the bombs that were raining down on Belgrade.
Djokovic is carving a new path in so many
Djokovic is the first Serbian player to be
ranked No 1 by the ATP. He has 77 titles (including 16 grand slams). He has
time on his side to potentially be the greatest ever tennis player.
Is Djokovic going to set a new trend where
athletes (and non-athletes) use a plant-based diet to improve performances in
all areas of their lives?
Djokovic is certainly a game changer in
more ways than one!