Djokovic Celebrates 350th Grand Slam Win with Climate Protest


Djokovic Celebrates 350th Grand Slam Win with Climate Protest

London, July 5 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic celebrated his 350th Grand Slam singles win on Wednesday by wearing a shirt with a message calling for action on climate change.

The Serbian tennis star defeated Jordan Thompson of Australia 6-3, 7-6(7/4), 7-5 to reach the third round of Wimbledon. After the match, Djokovic took off his shirt to reveal a black T-shirt with the words “Save Our Planet” written in green.

Djokovic has been a vocal advocate for climate action in recent years. In 2021, he became the first tennis player to sign the United Nations’ Sports for Climate Action Framework.

“I believe that sport has a unique power to raise awareness about climate change and to inspire people to take action,” Djokovic said in a statement. “I am proud to be a part of this movement and to use my platform to make a difference.”

Djokovic’s climate protest was met with mixed reactions. Some fans praised him for using his platform to raise awareness about an important issue. Others criticized him for using a major sporting event to promote his own personal views.

Regardless of the reaction, Djokovic’s protest is a reminder that even the world’s most famous athletes are concerned about the future of our planet.

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