‘I’m a Proud Vegan’: Bernard Tomic Reveals How Novak Djokovic Influenced Him in Turning Vegan

Published 12/24/2021, 2:30 PM EST
Sep 2, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after recording match point against Tallon Griekspoor of Netherlands in a second round match on day four of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports


During a recent podcast appearance, former World No. 17 Bernard Tomic unveiled that he was inspired by the 20-time Grand Slam champion, Novak Djokovic, into going vegan. Tomic made these comments while talking about his decision to switch to a vegan diet three years ago.

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Tomic described it as an “amazing feeling” and believes he will never go back to eating everything except vegan.

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Bernard Tomic credits Novak Djokovic for turning vegan

The Australian talked about how his earlier eating and training habits weren’t “professional” and he has, since, put greater emphasis on correcting them. He also added that even though the taste of meat is unbelievable, he doesn’t miss it because of the advantages that veganism offers.

The Australian quoted,A lot of successful people are vegan. I got inspired actually by Novak (Djokovic), so it was something I tried and it worked for me. I don’t think I’ll ever go back to eating anything else, so I’m a proud vegan.”

Novak Djokovic himself doesn’t openly call himself a vegan, but he has stopped the intake of all dairy products.

Recently, Tomic, who has a reputation for impertinence on the ATP Tour, has been trying to stage a comeback and even said that he regrets some of his actions in the past.

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Djokovic needs to reveal his status for Australian Open, says Craig Tiley

Craig Tiley, CEO of Tennis Australia, recently announced that Novak Djokovic will have to reveal his vaccination status in order to compete at the Australian Open 2022. However, despite his statement, Djokovic still hasn’t updated the world about his availability for the competition.

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts during his final match against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev | Credits: Reuters

With the ‘Happy Slam’ drawing ever closer, Novak will have to confirm his status for the Slam soon. Do you think Novak Djokovic will play at the Australian Open 2022? Let us know in the comments below.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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