Novak Djokovic announces that an insect bears his name

Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic has revealed that a new type of insect is named after him. Recently, researchers discovered a new type of insect in western Serbia. After taking some time to choose the name, the researchers decided to name the insect “Duvalius djokovici”.

On Friday, just before his Astana Open quarter-final against Karen Khachanov, Djokovic took to Instagram to reveal the news from his country.

Djokovic’s father thinks some have a problem with dominant Serbian tennis

During a recent appearance on the Biznis Price podcast, Srdjan Djokovic was asked to answer why his son isn’t so beloved in tennis.

Srdjan provided a very interesting explanation as he thinks some find it hard to see a Serbian dominating tennis. “Novak gives no reason not to be liked. Why is this happening? I don’t know.

Probably because it’s a bourgeois sport, because it was created by the English for their high class. Then a Serb comes from a small, poor country, and he’s been the best in their sport for 15 years – now it’s our sport too.

They have to accept that the center of the tennis world has moved to Eastern Europe, to the East of the world. They will have to accept this whether they like it or not,” Srdjan Djokovic said while appearing on the Biznis Price podcast.

Meanwhile, Djokovic has returned to action after a two-month absence. Last week, Djokovic went all the way at the inaugural Tel Aviv Open. This week, Djokovic is having a strong run at the Astana Open, where he advanced to the quarter-finals.

Throughout his career, Djokovic has had success against Khachanov. Ahead of today’s game, Djokovic owns a 6-1 head-to-head against Khachanov. Djokovic’s only loss to Khachanov came in the 2018 Paris Masters final. It remains to be seen if Djokovic can pick up his seventh win over Khachanov today.