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Gluten-free Djokovic Grabs Wimbledon Championship
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Jefferson Adams

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By Jefferson Adams
Published on 07/8/2014
 

Gluten-free tennis superstar Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title by outlasting the Swiss player, and seven-time champion, Roger Federer in five sets last Sunday.


Celiac.com 07/08/2014 - Gluten-free tennis superstar Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title by outlasting the Swiss player, and seven-time champion, Roger Federer in five sets last Sunday.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons--SpekoekUp 5-2 in the fourth set, Djokovic was unable to capitalize at match point, but held on for a 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4 victory at Centre Court.

The championship returns the 27-year-old Serb to the world’s No. 1 ranking. Djokovic has seen his fortune improve since moving to a gluten-free diet, and credits his subsequent successes on court to his diet and to his mental conditioning.

The rivalry between Djokovic and Federer has remained evenly balanced over the years. The two have faced each other 35 times, with Federer leading 18–17.

They have faced off in a record 12 Grand Slam matches, including two finals, and a record nine semifinals.

The win marked Djokovic's seventh Grand Slam title, ending a streak of three consecutive losses in major finals, and in five of his past six.

Stay tuned for news on Djokovic’s progress, and on his gluten-free diet.