New beetle species named after Novak Djokovic

Serbian scientists They baptized a new species of beetle with the name of the world tennis star Novak Djokovicdue to his speed, strength, flexibility, durability and ability to survive in a harsh environment, Serbian media reported Friday.

The insect, which belongs to the genus Duvalius of ground beetles present in Europe, was discovered several years ago in an underground well in western Serbian. his name is Duvalius Djokoviciaccording to the news agency tanjugwho quoted the researcher Nikola Vesović.

The new species is a coleopteran beetle specialized in the subsoil, a predator that had lost its eyes and lived in the depths.

Vesović commented because he decided to name the species after the 21-time Grand Slam winner.

I proposed that the new species be named after Djokovic. He is a man who did a lot for this country. We feel compelled to return the favor in any way we can.

last weekend, Djokovic35, won the Tel Aviv Openachieving his third title of the season, after winning his seventh crown in July Wimbledon.

This Saturday ‘nole’former number one in the world ranking, will play the Astana Open Semifinals against the Russian Daniel Medvedevnumber four in the world ranking.

(With information from Reuters)