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Djokovic celebrates his Wimbledon title by eating grass... again

Novak Djokovic actually ate grass from the court after defeating Roger Federer and winning his second Wimbledon title. Photo: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images

Novak Djokovic actually ate grass from the court after defeating Roger Federer and winning his second Wimbledon title.

LONDON -- Novak Djokovic celebrated winning his second Wimbledon title and recapturing the No. 1 ranking by taking in the grass on Centre Court -- which is to say, he actually ate it. 

After defeating Roger Federer 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4 to win his seventh Grand Slam, Djokovic knelt down on Centre Court, plucked out some blades of grass and ate them. The Serb did the same thing after he won his first Wimbledon title in 2011. So how did the post-match meal compare?

"[The flavor] didn't change much," Djokovic said. "Actually I didn't taste anything, to be honest. So I had a nice bite. I thought that there was less grass today than it was few years ago, so I had a little bit of a soil, as well. But nevertheless, it tastes like the best meal that I ever had in my life probably."

It was a nice reward for Djokovic, especially considering he had been eating it -- figuratively -- all week:

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