This is made in response to a bizarre video on some of Novak Djokovic's match-play, showing Djokovic making some drunk-like motions, and some critical comments on the video accusing Djokovic for merely putting up an act concerning such drunk-like motions. The video could be seen below for reference:

The mystery behind this lies in the fact that there is an apparent medical condition for such 'drunkenness', except that Djokovic has not released such to the public yet. This has not deterred us. Credits to one of the comments on the Youtube video that suggested such bizarre loss of balance in Djokovic (said with strong irony) was possibly due to epilepsy. So we went to check up on the symptoms of epilepsy.

The main ones which define epilepsy are:

  • Temporary confusion
  • A staring spell
  • Uncontrollable jerking movements of the arms and legs
  • Loss of consciousness or awareness
  • Psychic symptoms such as fear, anxiety or deja vu

Okay, the third point may be useful. As could be seen in the video though, it clearly looked like it was the joints of his legs and waist of Djokovic that were jerking and losing control. So what do we make of this - there is a slight possibility that the cause was indeed epilepsy, albeit a tailored version.

We are getting slightly controversial here, but could it be the effects of doping as suggested by one other comment on the Youtube video. Given that performance-enhancing drugs usually do bad way past the short-term, we believe it safe to exclude this as a probable cause.

So what exactly is it that is causing this? We are still investigating. In the meantime - especially for medical students, or anyone involved with medicine - do chat us up if you have any insights about this!

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