Serbian scientists name new species of beetle after Novak Djokovic: report tennis news

Serbian scientists named a new beetle species in honor of legendary tennis player Novak Djokovic for his speed, strength, flexibility, durability and ability to survive in harsh environments, Serbian media reported on Friday. This insect, which belongs to the Duvalius beetle genus found in Europe, was discovered several years ago in an underground trench in western Serbia. The Tanjug news agency quoted researcher Nikola Vesovic as saying his name is Duvalius Dokovici.

Vesovic said a new species was a specialized underground beetle, a predator that lost its eyes while living deep underground.

“I proposed to name the new species after Djokovic,” Vesovic said. “He is someone who has done so much for this country. We believe we can urge him to pay back.

Last weekend Djokovic, 35, who won 21 Grand Slam trophies, won the Tel Aviv Open to his third title this season, after winning his seventh crown at Wimbledon in July.

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Next time he will play at the Astana Open, which starts on Monday and will include Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, world number one, and Russian Daniil Medvedev, number four.

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