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Wimbledon: Djokovic celebrates triumph by eating grass again

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London, July 12 (IANS) Eating grass to celebrate his Wimbledon title is becoming a habit for Novak Djokovic and the Serb engaged in his customary act again on Sunday after beating Matteo Berrettini of Italy in the final in four sets.

Soon after securing a 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 victory, Djokovic plucked some grass from the Centre Court surface and chewed on it — something he has done after each of his five previous triumphs here.

He first did this in 2011 after beating Rafael Nadal for his first Wimbledon title.

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Djokovic had once explained why he celebrates in this manner at Wimbledon.

“When I was younger, I always dreamt of winning Wimbledon and I wanted to do something different. And I didn’t come up with a more original idea, so I thought I might as well just eat some grass,” Djokovic had said.

He once again referred to his childhood dream during the prize distribution ceremony on Sunday.

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“A seven year old boy preparing Wimbledon trophy with improvised material in his room, and today standing here with my sixth Wimbledon trophy, it’s incredible,” he said on Sunday.

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