Hubert Hurkacz has been on a vegan diet since 2018. Hurkacz has said that his inspiration for a vegan diet came from food programs on TVs and talking to others on a vegan diet. He tried it and he felt that the vegan diet gave him more energy. So he has continued with his vegan diet.
Studies have shown that vegan diets increase endurance and strength. Hurkacz has produced excellent results since turning vegan. In 2021, he reached the semifinals at Wimbledon and won the Miami Open Masters title.
Very few tennis players on the tour are vegan. Novak Djokovic is mostly on a vegan diet though he has talked about eating fish and eggs occasionally. It is believed that Djokovic is currently on a plant-based diet and avoids dairy.
Venus Williams switched to a vegan diet in 2011 after being diagnosed with Sjögren’s syndrome. Her sister Serena Williams also became vegan in 2017.
Basketball player Chris Paul has attributed his late-career resurgence to his vegan diet. Paul has said that the diet helped with his overall health, performance, and recovery after games. His experience with the vegan diet even led him to invest in Beyond Meat, a plant-based meat substitute company.