Qualified for the Wimbledon final, Novak Djokovic did not reveal what was in the canister whose contents he ingested in the middle of the match, earlier in the tournament.
It’s a strange scene, dating back to his quarter-final against Jannik Sinner. In the middle of a match, Novak Djokovic holds a white can. With a wave of his hand, he seems to be asking his staff if he should ingest the contents now or later. The Serb finally complies, and empties his can, with difficulty, before hiding his face under his towel.
I would very much like to know what was in this bottle. It certainly wasn’t liquid, and he gestured to his coach before inhaling it. Very odd. pic.twitter.com/bBG62BOMFh
— Damian Reilly (@DamianReilly) July 5, 2022
This streak has caused some buzz on social media, as it is quite unusual. And Djokovic maintained the vagueness when he was questioned on the subject after his victory in the semi-final against Cameron Norrie. “It’s magic potion, that’s all I can say”replied the former world No. 1. “You will soon know. I can’t talk about it now but you’ll know soon”he added.
It is clear that the product consumed by Djokovic is not liquid. According to the Telegraph, these are probably undiluted energy supplements, or isotonic powder. Basically, carbohydrates that can be quickly digested.
“You wouldn’t get any advantage doing it mid-game, but I’m sure it’s isotonic, confides a source to the English daily. A lot of players have started eating powder, isotonic powder before training. They started eating it without water. It’s mostly pre-workout stuff because it gives it a little boost. I imagine it’s pretty gross in the throat. It’s weird, but that’s what they do. » But why not talk about it, Novak?
Novak Djokovic sparks more confusion about his bizarre Wimbledon drink habit as he claims it is a ‘magic potion’ https://t.co/RrAzMtfvnV
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) July 8, 2022