Eating the way to tennis success

Published 1126 GMT (1926 HKT) October 21, 2013
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Novak Djokovic has achieved even greater success since switching to a strict gluten free diet, cutting out wheat and chocolate. ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images
Bjorn Borg lifts the Wimbledon trophy in 1976, one of five straight wins at SW19. He relied on a diet of steak and potatoes during his incredible career. Tony Duffy/Hulton Archive/Getty
Borg is seen tucking into the traditional English breakfast of bacon and eggs after being knocked out of Wimbledon in 1974. Graham Wood/Hulton Archive/Getty
Eric Butorac (left) with doubles partner Raven Klaasen after winning the Malaysian Open title. Butorac has paid close attention to diet during his long career. Stanley Chou/Getty Images
Even the most tempting dishes and pastries can now be served up in gluten free mode. Marina Helli/AFP/Getty
2013 Wimbledon champion Andy Murray jokingly drinks a bottle of beer given to him by at an exhibition in Australia, but like other star players he has cut out alcohol altogether. Lucas Dawson/AFP/Getty
Maria Sharapova enjoys the traditional champagne offering to winners at a tournament in 2012. Michel Cizek/Getty Images
Rafael Nadal and other star players eat copious quantities of bananas for quick energy release during long matches. Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty
Roger Federer makes a tradition of giving out pizza to the ballkids at the annual ATP tournament in his hometown of Basel but the Swiss star keeps to a strict diet in his preparations. Julian Finney/Getty Images