World No.1 Novak Djokovic has won numerous awards, including the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award four times. However, now the 18-time Grand Slam Champion was honoured differently. A new snail species found in a karst spring near Podgorica was named “Travunijana Djokovic.”
Podgorica is the capital city of Montenegro. Novak Djokovic has represented Serbia and Montenegro from 2003 to 2006. Slovak speleologist Jozef Grego and Professor Vladimir Pesic from the University of Montenegro discovered Travunijana Djokovic.
A Unique Snail Is Same As Novak Djokovic, says Professor Vladimir Pesic
The scientific paper discovers a new species already published in the well-known international journal “Subterranean Biology”.
The 33-year-old robust man from Belgrade is known for his endurance and relentless nature in the tennis world. In addition to this, Professor Pesic underlined that researchers require Novak Djokovic’s characteristics to discover a few golden species worldwide.
“To discover some of the rarest animals in the world that inhabit the unique underground habitats of the Dinaric karst, reach inaccessible habitats of caves and springs, as well as long and patient work in processing the collected material, you need Novak’s energy and enthusiasm,” Professor Pesic stated.
Pesic continued, “one of the most interesting species that inhabit the underground habitats of the karst area of Montenegro and one of the rarest species in the world! Unique as Novak.”(Quotes Have Been Translated Into English Via Google Translator)
Djokovic Is Excited To Represent Serbia at Tokyo Olympic Games
In a recent interview ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games, Serb revealed that he always finds extra motivation to perform at his best when representing his county in global events, like the Olympic and Davis Cup.
In 2010, the Serbian team became Davis Cup title winner under Novak Djokovic’s leadership. On the other hand, he claimed a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.