Serbian scientists have named a new species of beetle after tennis player Novak Djokovic, a Serbian tennis player, due to its speed, strength, flexibility, durability, and ability to survive in challenging environments. The new beetle species belongs to the genus Duvalius and is present in Europe. It was discovered many years ago in an underground crater in western Serbia. The insect is a specialized subterranean Coleoptera beetle, a predator that lost its eyes deep underground.
The insect, which belongs to the Duvalius genus of ground beetles present in Europe, was discovered several years ago in an underground pit in western Serbia. The Tanjug news agency has named it Duvalius Dokovici, citing researcher Nikola Vesovic. A new species was a specialized subterranean Coleoptera beetle, a predator that had lost its eyes while living deep underground.
The 35-year-old Djokovic, who has won 21 Grand Slam trophies, won the Tel Aviv Open to clinch his third title this season after winning his seventh Wimbledon crown in July. He was playing in the quarter-finals of the Astana Open against Karen Khachanov, alongside fourth-placed Russian Daniil Medvedev, who is also in the last eight. Top seed Carlos Alcaraz was knocked out in the first round.