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Tennis star Novak Djokovic tasted victory at Wimbledon - by eating the famous Centre Court grass.

The Serbian fell on his back after defeating Rafael Nadal in four sets then knelt over and picked some of the hallowed turf and put it in his mouth.

The 24-year-old wowed a 15,000 capacity crowd - and more than 10,000 around Wimbledon - with his blockbusting tennis.

Nadal, who surrendered his title and top world ranking to Djokovic with defeat, could not cope with his combination of speed and brutal shot selection.


A galaxy of stars watched on as Djokovic, who left his home aged just 12 to pursue tennis, played the game of his life to become Serbia's first man to take the SW19 crown.

Seeing Djokovic win, his president Boris Tadic rose to his feet in the Royal Box and celebrated.


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