Saturday, as Novak Djokovic got the better of Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in the semi-finals of the Rolex Paris Masters (6-4, 3-6, 7-6), a viral video filmed by a spectator caused astonishment. We see in the stands Ulises Badio, the player’s physiotherapist, grabbing a bottle of water and mixing ingredients, surrounded by other staff members trying to hide the maneuver. Badio then passed the mixture to a ball girl, who in turn handed it to Djokovic.
Djokovic, follower of isotonic powder
This summer, at Wimbledon, Djokovic seemed to suck the contents of his gourd rather than drink it. The Serb then played the ironic card by declaring that it was a “potions”. According The Telegraph, the star is among the professional players who prefer to take unmixed energy supplements or isotonic powder. It is about a drink with specific properties whose density is close to blood plasma. No regulation prohibits this type of drink which is even frequently consumed by sportsmen. The reason: a high sodium content which partly compensates for the effects of perspiration.
Novak Djokovic is known for his gluten-free diet and his very strict lifestyle.