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No question, Novak “Djoker” Djokovic is one of the best in the game, winning six of his seven Grand Slam tournament championships since 2010. Known for being one of the most extroverted players on the men’s circuit who likes to joke around on court, the top-ranked Serbian says he owes all his recent success to a change of diet. Djokovic is even dishing all about his new gluten-free lifestyle in a book to be released just before this year's U.S. Open titled Serve to Win. And speaking of wining, the current World No. 1 will be the one to beat in New York, especially given his strong mental game.
“In terms of playing ability, there is nothing to choose between number one and 100. Instead, it's a question of who believes and who wants it more. Which player is mentally stronger? Which player is going to fight the hardest in the big points? These are the things that determine who is the champion,” he says.
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