The mystery of Novak Djokovic’s bizarre drinking bottle habit will be solved at Wimbledon

The mystery surrounding Novak Djokovic’s bizarre drinking bottle habit is solved after Star appeared to inhale the contents after inquiring with his support crew during the crucial clash at Wimbledon

  • Wimbledon leaders Novak Djokovic was caught on camera ‘inhaling’ from a bottle.
  • Many tennis fans were confused, with a “source” revealing it was likely isotonic powder
  • Ingesting the powder during matches is said to give players an energy boost

The mystery surrounding Novak Djokovic’s seemingly bizarre habit of using a drinking bottle during his Wimbledon games appears to have been solved.

The men’s top seed, who plays local hope Cameron Norrie for a spot in the final, has sparked conversation on social media after he was caught on camera “inhaling” the contents of a bottle during a change of sides .

The Serb appeared to check with his support crew during his round of 16 win over Tim van Rijthoven before inhaling the contents rather than drinking them.

According to The Telegraph, the 35-year-old Serbian star is one of many pro players who choose to ingest straight energy drinks or isotonic powder during games.

“You wouldn’t really benefit from doing it during gameplay, but I’m sure it’s isotonic,” a source told the publication.

“Many players have started eating powder, even isotonic powder, before training.

Novak Djokovic's seemingly bizarre habit of using a bottle during his Wimbledon matches appears to have been broken (pictured in his quarter-final win over Italy's Jannik Sinner).

Novak Djokovic’s seemingly bizarre habit of using a bottle during his Wimbledon matches appears to have been broken (pictured in his quarter-final win over Italy’s Jannik Sinner).

“They started eating it without water. It’s mostly pre-workout stuff because it gives you a kick.

“I imagine it’s disgusting in the throat. It’s weird, but it’s what they do.’

Some cynics accused the well-known anti-vaccination opponent of doping, which was quickly slammed by Wimbledon officials.

An unnamed source said the 35-year-old Serbian star is one of many pro players who choose to ingest straight energy drinks or isotonic powder during matches (pictured).

An unnamed source said the 35-year-old Serbian star is one of many pro players who choose to ingest straight energy drinks or isotonic powder during matches (pictured).

Djokovic is now two wins away from a drought-breaking 21st Grand Slam title.

His 20th major came at Wimbledon last year.

With his continued vaccination stance unlikely to grace US Open spots, the All England Club is emerging as the last venue this year where Djokovic could potentially equal Rafael Nadal’s tally of 21 career Grand Slams can.

World No. 4 Nadal takes on polarizing Australian Nick Kyrgios on Friday night (AEST) for a Wimbledon playoff berth in the other semi-final.

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