Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in a Wimbledon Final for the ages today, and really struck a chord with college football fans in the process. His celebration after the big win has gone viral with many fans comparing it to former LSU head coach Les Miles.
After beating Federer over the course of nearly five hours on the court, Djokovic celebrated by picking some of the grass off from the ground and eating it. The action instantly reminded tons of college football fans of Miles’ penchant for eating grass during high-intensity games.
Miles was infamously seen plucking grass from the ground in LSU’s 2010 win over Alabama, along with several other games throughout his career at LSU.
Fans took to Twitter quickly to infer that Federer was channeling his inner Les Miles.
— Tim Fletcher (@FletcherShow) July 14, 2019
I know world loves Federer, but give Djokovic all the credit in the world.
And went Les Miles and ate the grass!
— Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) July 14, 2019
Novak Djokovic. Big Les Miles guy. pic.twitter.com/CSxw7KrOCh
— Jack McGuire (@JackMacCFB) July 14, 2019
Did Djokovic just Les Miles the court?
— Amos Gilbert (@agilbert1412) July 14, 2019
Djokovic claimed his 16th grand slam title, winning 13-12 (7-3) on the fifth and final set, defending his Wimbledon title in the process. The match set a new tournament record for the longest Final in Wimbledon history.
As for Miles, the newly minted Kansas head coach hasn’t reacted yet to what Djokovic did, but knowing him we’ll get some kind of response eventually.
Congrats to Djokovic!