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Novak Djokovic, (born May 22, 1987, Belgrade, Yugoslavia ), Serbian tennis player who was one of the game’s premier performers in the early 21st century, when he won 16 Grand Slam titles.

Djokovic took up tennis at age four and quickly ascended the junior ranks. Despite the hardships that came with growing up in the war-torn Serbia of the 1990s, he became Europe’s top-ranked 14-and-under player and later the number one 16-and-under player on the continent before turning professional in 2003. Djokovic entered the top 100 of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) at age 18, and in July 2006 he won his first ATP event. After advancing to the semifinals at both the 2007 French Open and Wimbledon, he reached the finals of that year’s U.S. Open but lost in straight sets to Roger Federer. Djokovic’s hot play continued into 2008 as he won the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, the Australian Open, becoming the first Serbian man to win one of tennis’s four most prestigious singles championships.

Djokovic’s progress plateaued for almost three years, as he won just 10 ATP men’s singles tournaments and reached only one Grand Slam final (the 2010 U.S. Open) between February 2008 and the end of 2010. His fortunes turned in December 2010 when he led the Serbian Davis Cup team to the country’s first Davis Cup title. His Davis Cup victories marked the beginning of a 43-match winning steak—the third longest such streak in the Open era (since 1968)—which included a second Australian Open title in January 2011. Djokovic’s remarkable streak ended with a French Open semifinal loss to Federer, but his strong play helped him rise to the number one world ranking shortly after he defeated Rafael Nadal to capture the 2011 Wimbledon championship. Djokovic later defeated Nadal in the U.S. Open final to claim his third Grand Slam title of the year.

At the Australian Open in 2012, he again bested Nadal, winning a five-set thriller that lasted nearly six hours. The two met for the fourth consecutive Grand Slam final at the 2012 French Open, where Djokovic lost to Nadal in four sets. In 2013 Djokovic defeated Andy Murray to win his fourth Australian Open title, and he captured another Wimbledon championship the following year when he beat Federer in a dramatic five-set final. He again beat Murray to capture his fifth career Australian Open in 2015, which made Djokovic the all-time leader in Australian Open men’s singles championships during the Open era. After a loss in the 2015 French Open final, the top-ranked Djokovic bested Federer to win his third Wimbledon championship. He continued his hot play at the U.S. Open, beating Federer in the final to capture his 10th career Grand Slam title. Djokovic ran his winning streak in Grand Slam matches to 21 when he beat Murray in straight sets in the final of the 2016 Australian Open. He again bested Murray in a Grand Slam final at the 2016 French Open, giving Djokovic a career Grand Slam with his first French Open championship.

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Djokovic reached the finals of the 2016 U.S. Open but lost a four-set match to Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka. He failed to advance past the quarterfinals in the first three Grand Slam tournaments of 2017, and in July he announced that he would not play the remainder of the year in order to treat an elbow injury that had been bothering him for the previous 18 months. He returned to play in January 2018. Djokovic slowly improved throughout the year, and in July he won his fourth career Wimbledon title. Two months later he captured his third U.S. Open singles championship. In January 2019 Djokovic won his seventh career Australian Open singles title, the most in the history of that tournament. He then defended his Wimbledon title in epic fashion, defeating Federer in a four-hour 57-minute final (the longest in tournament history) that was decided in an unprecedented tiebreaker after the fifth set ended in a 12–12 tie.

In an interview, Novak Djokovic commented on how a player can switch from being good to great. The Serb commented: “Great tennis players aren’t made overnight. It takes a lot of time, a lot of commitment and dedication, but I think mostly a lot of passion and love for the game.

It also means being very clear with yourself and aware of what you want to achieve and making that an absolute priority of everyday life, especially at the earlier stages of the career when champions are crafted and players develop their characters.

Of course, another very important aspect is creating a team of trustworthy people that care about you and who have great expertise and knowledge, and people. You need a team you can rely on in good and bad times.” On the Astron watch made by Seiko, Djokovic added: “I think what appeals to me the most about the Astron watch is that it’s a traveller’s watch.

I travel as a tennis player a lot, it’s a big part of my life and my career. The Astron watch has the ability to change the time and time zone anywhere I go, and obviously it follows me on the tennis court, and off the tennis court, and I’m very comfortable and proud to wear it.”

Rod Laver, speaking about the keys to success and longevity in the long term, said: “The main thing is to enjoy the game of tennis. And that’s the thing I enjoyed so much being on a court and competing. To get the Australian Open trophy this year, presented by Novak Djokovic, was a true honour.”

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  • New York, USA. 13th September, 2015. Portraits of Novak Djokovic’s wife, Jelena as she watches the U.S. Open final between her husband and Roger Federer at Flushing Meadows, New York on September 13th, 2015. Credit: Adam Stoltman/Alamy Live News
  • Novak Djokovic’s wife, Jelena Djokovic, attends 2018 US Open round of 16 match at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
  • Novak Djokovic’s (SRB) wife Jelena watches the 2016 US Open Men’s Final
  • Jelena Ristic and Novak Djokovic The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 film premiere, held at Westfield – Arrivals London, England – 16.11.11
  • Novak Djokovic’s (SRB) wife during the Men’s Final at the 2015 US Open Tennis
  • London, UK, 15th July 2018: The wife of Novak Djokovic, Jelena and his son Stefan, cheering after the final at day 13 at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2018 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London. Credit: Frank Molter/Alamy Live news
  • Monaco. 18th Feb, 2019. Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena Djokovic pose on the red carpet at the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony in Monaco, Feb. 18, 2019. The 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards were unveiled in Monaco on Monday. Credit: Zheng Huansong/Xinhua/Alamy Live News
  • Novak Djokovic and wife Jelena arrive at the Champions’ Dinner at the Guildhall in The City of London.
  • London, UK. 14th Nov 2018. Jelena Dokovic (wife of Novak Djokovic) during day four the second round robin match at the Nitto ATP Finals London at the O2, London, England on 14 November 2018. Photo by Andy Rowland. Credit: Andrew Rowland/Alamy Live News
  • Photo Must Be Credited ©Kate Green/Alpha Press 079819 01/07/2015 Andriy Shevchenko, Gebhard Phil-Gritsch, Milan Amanovic, Jelena Ristic and Edoardo Artaldi at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2015 in London
  • New York, USA. 13th September, 2015. Portraits of Novak Djokovic’s wife, Jelena as she watches the U.S. Open final between her husband and Roger Federer at Flushing Meadows, New York on September 13th, 2015. Credit: Adam Stoltman/Alamy Live News
  • Novak Djokovic’s wife, Jelena Djokovic, attends 2018 US Open round of 16 match at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
  • Jelena Ristic and Novak Djokovic The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 film premiere, held at Westfield – Arrivals London, England – 16.11.11
  • Novak Djokovic’s (SRB) wife during the Men’s Final at the 2015 US Open Tennis
  • London, UK, 15th July 2018: The wife of Novak Djokovic, Jelena and his son Stefan, cheering after the final at day 13 at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2018 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London. Credit: Frank Molter/Alamy Live news
  • Monaco. 18th Feb, 2019. Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena Djokovic kiss on the red carpet at the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony in Monaco, Feb. 18, 2019. The 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards were unveiled in Monaco on Monday. Credit: Zheng Huansong/Xinhua/Alamy Live News
  • Novak Djokovic and wife Jelena arrive at the Champions’ Dinner at the Guildhall in The City of London.
  • London, Britain. 22nd Nov, 2015. Jelena Ristic, wife (2nd L) of Novak Djokovic of Serbia, is seen during the awarding ceremony for the men’s single’s final against Roger Federer of Switzerland at the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London, Britain, Nov. 22, 2015. Djokovic won 2-0. © Han Yan/Xinhua/Alamy Live News
  • Photo Must Be Credited ©Kate Green/Alpha Press 079819 01/07/2015 Andriy Shevchenko, Gebhard Phil-Gritsch, Milan Amanovic, Jelena Ristic and Edoardo Artaldi at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2015 in London
  • Paris, Novak Djokovic of Serbia. 5th June, 2015. Jelena Djokovic (2nd L Back), wife of Novak Djokovic of Serbia, watches the men’s singles semifinal between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray of Britain at the 2015 French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris June 5, 2015. The match was postponed to Saturday due to weather forecast of storm, with Novak Djokovic leading 2-1. Credit: Han Yan/Xinhua/Alamy Live News
  • Belgrade. 6th Mar, 2016. Serbia’s tennis player Novak Djokovic (R) and his wife Jelena celebrate victory against Kazakhstan’s Aleksandr Nedovyesov during the Davis Cup World Group first round match between Serbia and Kazakhstan at ‘Aleksandar Nikolic’ hall in Belgrade, on March 6, 2016. Troicki won 3-0 in the final match and brought overall victory over Kazakhstan. Serbia will compete with Great Britain in quarterfinals scheduled for July 15-17. Credit: Predrag Milosavljevic/Xinhua/Alamy Live News
  • New York, USA. 13th September, 2015. Portraits of Novak Djokovic’s wife, Jelena as she watches the U.S. Open final between her husband and Roger Federer at Flushing Meadows, New York on September 13th, 2015. Credit: Adam Stoltman/Alamy Live News
  • Novak Djokovic’s wife, Jelena Djokovic, attends 2018 US Open round of 16 match at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
  • London, UK, 15th July 2018: The wife of Novak Djokovic, Jelena and his son Stefan, cheering after the final at day 13 at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2018 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London. Credit: Frank Molter/Alamy Live news
  • Novak Djokovic and wife Jelena arrive at the Champions’ Dinner at the Guildhall in The City of London.
  • Photo Must Be Credited ©Kate Green/Alpha Press 079819 01/07/2015 Boris Becker, Andriy Shevchenko, Gebhard Phil-Gritsch, Milan Amanovic, Jelena Ristic at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2015 in London
  • New York, USA. 13th September, 2015. Portraits of Novak Djokovic’s wife, Jelena as she watches the U.S. Open final between her husband and Roger Federer at Flushing Meadows, New York on September 13th, 2015. Credit: Adam Stoltman/Alamy Live News
  • Novak Djokovic’s wife, Jelena Djokovic, attends 2018 US Open round of 16 match at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
  • Novak Djokovic and wife Jelena arrive at the Champions’ Dinner at the Guildhall in The City of London.
  • Photo Must Be Credited ©Kate Green/Alpha Press 079819 01/07/2015 Andriy Shevchenko, Gebhard Phil-Gritsch, Milan Amanovic, Jelena Ristic and Edoardo Artaldi at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2015 in London
  • New York, USA. 13th September, 2015. Portraits of Novak Djokovic’s wife, Jelena as she watches the U.S. Open final between her husband and Roger Federer at Flushing Meadows, New York on September 13th, 2015. Credit: Adam Stoltman/Alamy Live News
  • Novak Djokovic’s wife, Jelena Djokovic, attends 2018 US Open round of 16 match at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
  • Novak Djokovic and wife Jelena arrive at the Champions’ Dinner at the Guildhall in The City of London.
  • Photo Must Be Credited ©Kate Green/Alpha Press 079819 01/07/2015 Andriy Shevchenko, Gebhard Phil-Gritsch, Milan Amanovic, Jelena Ristic and Edoardo Artaldi at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2015 in London
  • New York, USA. 13th September, 2015. Portraits of Novak Djokovic’s wife, Jelena as she watches the U.S. Open final between her husband and Roger Federer at Flushing Meadows, New York on September 13th, 2015. Credit: Adam Stoltman/Alamy Live News
  • Novak Djokovic and wife Jelena arrive at the Champions’ Dinner at the Guildhall in The City of London.
  • New York, USA. 13th September, 2015. Portraits of Novak Djokovic’s wife, Jelena as she watches the U.S. Open final between her husband and Roger Federer at Flushing Meadows, New York on September 13th, 2015. Credit: Adam Stoltman/Alamy Live News
  • Novak Djokovic and wife Jelena arrive at the Champions’ Dinner at the Guildhall in The City of London.
  • New York, USA. 13th September, 2015. Portraits of Novak Djokovic’s wife, Jelena as she watches the U.S. Open final between her husband and Roger Federer at Flushing Meadows, New York on September 13th, 2015. Credit: Adam Stoltman/Alamy Live News
  • New York, USA. 7th September 2018. US Open Tennis: Jelena Djokovic, wife of tennis player Novak Djokovic, watches her husband compete against Japan’s Kei Nishikori during their semifinal match at the US Open in Flushing Meadows, New York. Djokovic won the match and will face Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in Sunday’s final. Credit: Adam Stoltman/Alamy Live News
  • Novak Djokovic and wife Jelena arrive at the Champions’ Dinner at the Guildhall in The City of London.
  • New York, USA. 7th September 2018. US Open Tennis: Jelena Djokovic, wife of tennis player Novak Djokovic, watches her husband compete against Japan’s Kei Nishikori during their semifinal match at the US Open in Flushing Meadows, New York. Djokovic won the match and will face Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in Sunday’s final. Credit: Adam Stoltman/Alamy Live News
  • New York, USA. 31st Aug, 2015. Jelena Djokovic watches her husband and number one seed Novak Djokovic in first round action against Joao Souza of Brazil on Monday, August 31st, at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, New York. Seated in front of her in orange is Djokovic’s coach, Boris Becker. Credit: Adam Stoltman/Alamy Live News
  • Novak Djokovic and wife Jelena arrive at the Champions’ Dinner at the Guildhall in The City of London.
  • New York, USA. 31st Aug, 2015. Jelena Djokovic watches her husband and number one seed Novak Djokovic in first round action against Joao Souza of Brazil on Monday, August 31st, at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, New York. Seated in front of her in orange is Djokovic’s coach, Boris Becker. Credit: Adam Stoltman/Alamy Live News
  • Novak Djokovic and wife Jelena arrive at the Champions’ Dinner at the Guildhall in The City of London.
  • New York, USA. 31st Aug, 2015. Boris Becker watches number one seed Novak Djokovic in first round action against Joao Souza of Brazil on Monday, August 31st, at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, New York. Becker is coaching Djokovic. Credit: Adam Stoltman/Alamy Live News
  • Novak Djokovic and wife Jelena arrive at the Champions’ Dinner at the Guildhall in The City of London.
  • Novak Djokovic and wife Jelena arrive at the Champions’ Dinner at the Guildhall in The City of London.
  • Novak Djokovic looks towards his family including wife Jelena and son Stefan as he is interviewed after winning the Gentlemen’s singles final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 15, 2018. See PA story TENNIS Wimbledon. Photo credit should read: Neil Hall/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use without prior written consent of the AELTC. Still image use only – no moving images to emulate broadcast. No superimposing or removal of sponsor/ad logos. Call +4
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Novak Djokovic’s marriage under fire after wife’s Wimbledon absence

Tennis legend Novak Djokovic’s marriage is under scrutiny after wife Jelena — his “rock” — missed his Wimbledon win.

The 33-year-old did not attend any of his matches at the tournament in which he beat Roger Federer in last Sunday’s final — his fifth men’s title victory. She also missed the prestigious Wimbledon Champions Ball, leaving him to go alone.

It sparked questions about the pair’s five-year marriage, as Jelena almost always sees him play.

After last year’s win, she posted: “Thank you amore for bringing us so much joy.”

This year, Djokovic, 32, said his wife had been at their London home with their daughter, Tara, 1. They also have a son, Stefan, 4. He said Tara was too small for Wimbledon — but Jelena was comfortable leaving her at home so she could attend last year.

The Serbian couple’s marriage has previously been hit by rumors of his alleged infidelity.

They failed to mark their July 10 anniversary on social media this month after last year posting a snap together that she captioned: “Love loving you my love.”

A source said: “Jelena has always been Novak’s rock but there is speculation that they could be having problems.

“To not attend a single Wimbledon match is quite a statement for someone usually so quick to share her pride in his success and how strong they are together.”

After his victory, Djokovic said: “It’s extra special sharing it with my son in the crowd and my parents, the whole team. My wife and my daughter are here in London, but they’re at home. So I give them a big, big hug.”

A day earlier, Jelena Djokovic posted a picture on Instagram of her children with the location marked as “Wimbledon.”

Sunday night, after a long period of silence, Jelena posted an Instagram story showing the couple reading coverage of her husband’s Wimbledon win.

Novak Djokovic is set to play Wimbledon final against the Swiss champ Roger Federer. Apart from having a great career as a tennis player, the Serbian has a beautiful family life.

Who is Novak’s wife Jelena Ristic?

Novak married his high school sweetheart Jelena Ristic in July 2014. Jelena is the co-founder and director of the Novak Djokovic Foundation which is involved in bettering the lives of young people in Serbia. Jelena is a graduate of the International University of Monaco. Apart from handling the business side of the Foundation, Jelena also writes for the website of the Foundation.

The couple started dating in September 2005 and were engaged in 2013. Novak’s love for his wife is reflected in his words:

“Seeing her for the first time in her wedding dress, smiling and walking towards me… She looked like an angel, I was trying to be present in that moment and memorize it. I was focused on her, and her smile, and our baby. It really was a perfect moment.”

About Djokovic’s children

Later on his 4th wedding anniversary, Novak said:

“4th anniversary of our marriage today. So much love for my soulmate. Thank you for sharing this wonderful journey of Life with me and our children,”

The couple has a son Stefen born in October 2014 and daughter Tara in 2017. Jelena is very much active on the photo-sharing social media platform, Instagram and regularly shares pictures of her family.

Novak loves which is reflected in his words when he saw his wife and son Stefan at the Wimbledon trophy ceremony in 2018:

“Everyone keeps on asking me to describe the feeling. I have said it is unforgettable, special, fulfilling, wonderful, joyful. But most of all, it is magical.”

Novak’s family and team

Novak has two younger brothers Marko and Djordje. Both his brothers play professional tennis, though it has been a huge challenge for his brothers to come out of his immense shadow.

Novak’s brother Marko Djokovic was recently was brought to his team as the assistant coach. Marko is coaching at the Marbella academy. The world no.1 is very happy having his brother on the tour and recently said:

“It’s really nice to have a family member with me on the tour, I’m the most comfortable with my brother next to Marian.”

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Novak Djokovic is a star tennis player and the world number one at the moment. He spends most of his time on the court, but when he isn’t playing, he is usually spending time with his wife, Jelena Djokovic.

Djokovic and Jelena are long term sweethearts who’ve seen each other through thick and thin. Djokovic began playing when he was only four years old and always looked like a future star. He was so good that by the time he was 12, he had no competition in his native Serbia. His coach took him to an academy in Germany where he continued to crush his competitors.

It’s safe to say that Djokovic has lived up to his potential. He is a multiple Grand Slam and ATP Tour Titles winner. He has multiple records which could take some time before being broken.

Jelena Djokovic has stood by Novak through most of his professional career. She has been a constant source of support and love for Novak even during difficult times.

She is a constant presence beside Novak, but people know very little about her. Read through as we explore some of her untold truths.

She was a top student in school

Jelena Djokovic (formerly Jelena Ristic) was born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia by her parents Miomir and Vera Ristic. She grew up alongside her elder sister, Marija.

Jelena went to a sports high-school in Belgrade, where she focused on getting excellent grades. She didn’t come from a well off family and, the only way to advance her education was by scholarship awards. The best way to earn a scholarship was to score good grades.

Scholarships got her to high-school and, with her grades, she could have enrolled at a good university in Serbia. However, Jelena wanted to study abroad, and she was lucky to get a position at Bocconi University in Italy.

She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and, she didn’t stop there. Jelena managed to enrol at the prestigious International University of Monaco, where she graduated with a Master’s degree in luxury brand management.

Jelena didn’t go back to school, but she takes a keen interest in learning new things. She is fluent in 17 languages including, Italian, English, and French.

She is a multitalented entrepreneur

After earning her Master’s degree in Monaco, she joined the Oilinvest Group as a human resource coordinator. She then branched out to form her own company, Jelena Ristic Consulting. At the moment, she is the director of the firm.

She also founded the magazine, Original, and she writes a column for the celebrity magazine. Jelena also did a bit of modeling in 2013 when she modeled for online lingerie retailer Figleaves. She is also concerned with peace all around the world.

Jelena comes from a country which has had a great deal of turmoil. The wars in Serbia threatened to derail her work in school. She knows the value of peace since she has lived in a war-torn land. In 2016, she gave a rousing speech at the Western Balkans Women Conference.

In her speech, she inspired women to get involved in the peace-keeping process in the Western Balkans. Countries in the Western Balkans include Albania, Croatia, and Serbia.

She met Novak in high school and, they started dating in 2005

Novak and Jelena are long term sweethearts. The couple met in high school, and they started dating in 2005.

Jelena is a year older than Novak, but it didn’t matter to him. The initial stages of the relationship were tough for Jelena and Novak. Jelena landed a job at a big oil company based in Monte Carlo. At the time, Novak was trying to make his way up in tennis and, it meant that he moved around a lot.

The couple didn’t have the money to pay for airplane tickets to meet up with each other often. It was a difficult time for the couple, and they even thought about breaking up. However, they chose to see through the difficult part of their relationship together. The love they had for each other prevailed in the end.

In September 2013, Novak planned a wedding proposal that was fit for a queen. He hired a helicopter and took Jelena to the Couvent des Minimes hotel in Provence where he proposed to her. It was quite a big leap for a man who couldn’t afford a plane ticket to see his wife in Monte Carlo a few years earlier.

Novak wed Jelena in a beautiful marriage in Montenegro

Jelena and Novak’s wedding took place at the Aman Sveti Stefan resort in Montenegro on July 10, 2014.

Novak and Jelena announced on April 24, 2014, that they were expecting a child. The baby bump was visible as Jelena walked down the aisle. Djokovic remembers the wedding day fondly. He told HELLO! Magazine the following:

“Seeing her for the first time in her wedding dress…She looked like an angel…I was focused on her, and her smile, and our baby. It was really a perfect moment.”

Jelena also remembers the moment vividly. This is how she explained it to the same magazine:

“I was just so happy and probably being pregnant makes it quite difficult to control the emotions. I am so blessed to have him in my life. I couldn’t ask for a better partner than him.”

The wedding came at the best moment for Novak and Jelena. Novak won his second Wimbledon title right before the wedding. Everything felt right for Novak and Jelena at that moment.

The couple celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary this year. Djokovic is currently in the finals of the Wimbledon tournament and he hopes that he can win it again. His wife is usually in the crowd cheering him on at major tournaments.

Even when she isn’t there, she makes sure that she sends her support through social media. The couple’s love for each other is always on show at the events they attend together and on their posts on social media.

She is the loving mother of two kids

Jelena was pregnant with her first child when she got married to Novak. She gave birth to Stefan in October 2014. Jelena was pregnant again in 2017 and, she gave birth to Tara in September of that year.

Stefan was born at a very happy time for Jelena and Novak. They were newlyweds and, Novak’s tennis career was going very smoothly. However, Tara’s birth came at a time when Novak was struggling on the tennis court and, there were rumors that Jelena’s relationship with Novak wasn’t going very well.

Jelena’s absence at the Wimbledon tournament in 2017 fueled reports that the couple’s marriage was struggling. Consequently, Novak struggled in the tournament and, he only made it to the quarter-final. He retired from his last match following an injury to his elbow but, his form wasn’t great throughout the tournament.

The real reason why Jelena failed to attend the Wimbledon tournament in 2017 was because of her pregnancy with Tara. Jelena was affected by the fact that people blamed her for Novak’s poor performance. She addressed the issue on an Instagram post with the following caption:

“…I became a mom again in 2017, had quite a tough pregnancy but loving and supporting family to help me get through. I’ve been pointed at, shouted at and discriminated by unhappy people for my husband’s tough year…really not fun. Luckily I have gone through all those changes SANE and full of love…”

Her post showed the world that it was a difficult time for her, but her family’s love got her through it. The rumors that her relationship with Novak wasn’t going well were false.

The couple enjoys a great relationship with their kids. Novak and Jelena regularly post photos and videos of the happy moments they have with the kids.

She is the national director of the Novak Djokovic Foundation

Novak Djokovic started the Novak Djokovic Foundation to help children in Serbia. The foundation focuses on early childhood development for disadvantaged children in Serbia.

She is the co-founder of the foundation, and she occupied the CEO position between 2011 and 2015. Her efforts with the Novak Djokovic foundation earned her an award in 2014 because of her dedication to bettering the lives of children in Serbia.

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Novak Djokovic admits he continues to fight personal demons despite ending his two-year wait for a grand slam title at Wimbledon.

The Serbian claimed the 13th major of his career with a three-set win over Kevin Anderson at SW19 following a string of troubles on and off the court.

Djokovic’s completion of the career grand slam with victory at the French Open in 2016 triggered a downturn in fortunes, which came amid a long-term elbow problem, issues with motivation and personal problems away from the court.

He missed the second half of the 2017 campaign and later underwent surgery on the injury but upon his return failed to recapture his best form until arriving at the All-England Club.

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But despite victory at Wimbledon, the 31-year-old admits he is still facing some private challenges.

‘In 2017, the injury of my right elbow was so severe that I was forced to be out from the Tour for six months,’ he wrote in a succession of posts on Instagram.

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‘Injury was one of the issues, the other big one was any motivation.

‘I didn’t have problems to practice and to enjoy the tennis court but I had mental hurdles when I had to compete.

‘One day I will share more in depth what kind of challenges I had to face and how I felt.

He added: ‘I was vulnerable so many times in the last few years. And I am still vulnerable.

‘I am not ashamed of it. In contrary, it makes me more true to myself and others. It allows me to get closer to people.

‘For the last two years, I wasn’t patient with my tennis expectations.

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‘I wasn’t wise in strategizing. And I certainly wasn’t clearly hearing my body telling me that there is something serious happening with my elbow.

‘I was trying to find solutions somewhere else and soliton was always inside of me.

‘After many changes made with training, racket, team members, I didn’t know if I would be able to get back on the desired level of tennis.

Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal in the semi-final (Picture: Getty)

And then smashed underdog Kevin Anderson in the final (Picture: Getty)

‘Actually, one part of me always believes in my own qualities and capabilities.

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‘But there was a lot of doubtful moments where course of action could have gone different ways.’

John McEnroe, the former seven-time grand slam champion, claimed last year that Djokovic had suffered ‘off-court issues with the family’ which has led to his downturn in form.

Speaking on the BBC, the American said: ‘(He’s) had some off-court issues with the family. That’s going to throw you. If you’re distracted you’re not the same player.’

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NOVAK Djokovic’s wife was notably absent again from the player’s box after John McEnroe sparked rumours about the strength of the couple’s relationship.

Pregnant Jelena, 30, was nowhere to be seen at SW19 to cheer on her hubby and see him ease past Czech Adam Pavlásek in straight sets.

8 Novak Djokovic’s wife Jelena was notably absent again from the player’s box after John McEnroe sparked rumours about the strength of the couple’s relationshipCredit: Getty Images 8 Jelena Djokovic has been married to the tennis player since 2014 but they have been together since 2005Credit: Getty Images

It comes as Wimbledon ace John McEnroe publicised their marriage woes and likened the Serb to serial love rat Tiger Woods.

Jelena had turned up to watch Novak play during Wimbledon 2014, when she was pregnant with their first child Stefan.

She also watched him play against Gilles Simon in Monte Carlo in April, before she announced she was pregnant.

On Tuesday, McEnroe left supporters gobsmacked on Tuesday with his comments about the grandslam ace and his marriage.

The pundit declared to millions of BBC One viewers: “The person that comes to mind immediately with Novak is not a tennis player, it’s actually a golfer: Tiger Woods.

“When he had the issues with his wife and then he seemed to go completely off the rails and has never been even close to being the same player.

8 Jelena had turned up to watch Novak play during Wimbledon 2014, when she was pregnant with their first child Stefan -pictured at Roland Garros stadium, Paris, in 2014Credit: Getty Images 8 Pregnant Jelena Djokovic is spotted supporting her husband earlier this year in ParisCredit: Getty Images 8 Pregnant Jelena, 30, was no where to be seen at SW19 to cheer on her hubby and see him ease past Czech Adam Pavlásek in straight setsCredit: Getty Images

“So we’re starting to say: ‘Wait a minute, is this possible with him?'”

But in a post match interview the Serb brushed off McEnroe’s claims and said he took them “lightly”.

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Djokovic said: “He’s well known for his bold comments and not caring too much about being politically correct and saying whatever is on his mind.

“I don’t take anything personally.”

8 Jelena passionately cheering on her man at Wimbledon in 2013Credit: Getty Images

Djokovic is married to childhood sweetheart Jelena, 31, who is pregnant with their second child.

Bizarrely Djokovic told reporters he “respected” John despite the comments.

He said: “I have heard about it today. John has a complete right to say it and I respect that right.

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“Especially coming from John, because he’s someone that has earned that right because of who he is and what he has meant to the sport and what he still is.”

Jelena shared an update on her Instagram account yesterday afternoon of her dog lying on a table next to a writing book.

Jelena captioned it: “My little monsieur… always by my side #writing journal.”

8 Bizarrely Djokovic told reporters he “respected” John despite the commentsCredit: Rex Features

ATP Tour

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant passed away in a helicopter crash on Sunday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. In the aftermath, current and former ATP Tour stars paid tribute to Bryant’s legacy on social media.

We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Kobe Bryant, his daughter, Gianna, and others on board. On behalf of everyone at the ATP Tour, our thoughts and condolences are with the affected family and friends at this extremely difficult time.

— ATP Tour (@atptour) January 26, 2020 You May Also Like: How Djokovic ‘Turns Into A Student’ Around Stars Like Kobe Bryant & Cristiano Ronaldo

I woke up this morning with the horrible news of the tragic death of one of the greatest sportsman in the world. Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and other passengers. My condolences to his wife and families. I am in shock.

— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) January 27, 2020

My heart truly mourns over the news today. Kobe was a great mentor and friend to me. You and your daughter will live forever in our hearts. There are not enough words to express my deepest sympathies to the Bryants and every family suffering from this tragedy. RIP my friend pic.twitter.com/VRmgaOaITT

— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) January 27, 2020

♥️♥️ pic.twitter.com/x7U2VplP3w

— Stefanos Tsitsipas (@StefTsitsipas) January 27, 2020

Terribly sad to wake up to this news today. RIP Kobe Bryant. Too young. Deepest condolences to family and friends of the sporting legend.

— Rod Laver (@rodlaver) January 26, 2020

RIP LEGEND ! 🙏🏻💔 #kobebryant https://t.co/rKkUtND5EF

— Stanislas Wawrinka (@stanwawrinka) January 26, 2020

Can’t believe what I’m hearing. RIP 😢❤️🙏🏼 #MambaMentalityForever https://t.co/xP1Sc0VJ3z

— Denis Shapovalov (@denis_shapo) January 26, 2020

Inspiration.Icon.Legend.
It’s hard to believe that he is gone.
We will miss you.
RIP Kobe💔🙏🏻#KobeBryant #MambaForever pic.twitter.com/hfCxV53z5j

— Karen Khachanov (@karenkhachanov) January 27, 2020

Kobe 😭

— Lucas Pouille (@la_pouille) January 26, 2020

RIP #MambaForever 💔

— Tomáš Berdych (@tomasberdych) January 26, 2020

DEP 😔 https://t.co/UXAuFe57q7 pic.twitter.com/jKdqK1V6Xs

— David Ferrer (@DavidFerrer87) January 26, 2020

Just cannot believe still. #KobeBryant #RIPLegend pic.twitter.com/2XVtihBQvn

— Rohan Bopanna (@rohanbopanna) January 26, 2020

Absolutley devastating. Such a sporting legend and Icon, who committed everything he had to a sport and to a city, only to pass well before his time. #RIPKobe

— Luke Bambridge (@Bambo290) January 26, 2020

Uno de mis https://t.co/HXD2p0gVeU vida..#RIPMAMBA #RIPKobeBryant pic.twitter.com/LU8oIlqOxZ

— Feliciano López (@feliciano_lopez) January 26, 2020

I am so saddened by this news feel so sorry for his wife and 4 daughters

— Brad Gilbert (@bgtennisnation) January 26, 2020

today is reminder life is so precious and fragile i am so saddened for Kobe’s wife and 4 girls #prey 🙏

— Brad Gilbert (@bgtennisnation) January 26, 2020

My God. How Life unfolds… I just learned about @kobebryant death. This is such a tragedy.

— Jelena Djokovic (@jelenadjokovic) January 26, 2020

Horrible news today

— Jan-Michael Gambill (@JanmikeGambill) January 26, 2020

Life is so precious man. I was a huge fan. RIP Mamba

— Mardy Fish (@MardyFish) January 26, 2020

No words! One of my sporting heroes! Always so nice every time. So lucky that my boys got to meet him this last summer. Gone way too soon! Such an incredible person with so much left to… https://t.co/lBcuf2RRh1

— Mark Knowles (@knowlzee10s) January 26, 2020

R.I.P. Mamba! 🐍🙏🏻🐐😢#KobeBryant #MambaMentality pic.twitter.com/lHajsun52A

— Nicolas Kiefer (@Nicolas_Kiefer) January 26, 2020

Kobe Bryant was everything an athlete dreams of becoming. He was a legend, and he will forever be an inspiration. RIP Kobe

— Ryan Harrison (@ryanharrison92) January 26, 2020

Sin palabras 💔💔💔 #RIP #hastaluegoidolo #crack #idolo GRACIAS TOTALES 🙏🏻 https://t.co/GlDIySpsEA

— Juan Sebastian Cabal (@juanscabal) January 26, 2020

This is brutal man😢🙏🏼 https://t.co/nU7kyd5uGw

— Thanasi Kokkinakis (@TKokkinakis) January 26, 2020

Shocked ….disaster for sport worldwide …. RIP #MambaForever

— Sergiy Stakhovsky (@Stako_tennis) January 26, 2020

What a great tragedy! The death of the legend Kobe Bryant n daughter in a helicopter crash. Thoughts n prayers with his family n friends. He brought so much joy to so many in the world. A basketball genius n Oscar winner. RIP Kobe.

— Vijay Amritraj (@Vijay_Amritraj) January 26, 2020

💔🙏 pic.twitter.com/5eZ32MNXSj

— Sébastien Grosjean (@sebboca29) January 27, 2020

Lost for words. #ripkobe

— Marcus Willis (@Willbomb90) January 26, 2020

life can be so brutally tragic 💔

— Paul Annacone (@paul_annacone) January 26, 2020

Hasta siempre Kobe 🙏👼 !! Gracias por darle tanto al Deporte!! #QEPD #KobeBryant pic.twitter.com/DuACx9qQiq

— Hugo Dellien (@hugo_dellien) January 26, 2020 — Johan Kriek (@johankriek) January 26, 2020

Shocked to hear of @kobebryant’s death this morning. Our thoughts are with his family. RIP. Legend of sport.

— Craig Tiley (@CraigTiley) January 26, 2020

#rip #legend #kobe #blackmamba #basketball en Southbank, Victoria, Australia https://t.co/M5OIC9HzwC

— Santiago Gonzalez (@gonzalezsanty) January 26, 2020

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 12: Mirka Federer attends day eleven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are currently at the end of one epic final match at Wimbledon this afternoon.

The two iconic tennis players are tied in the fifth set, 5-5, with both players two games away from another Grand Slam.

The sports world has been holding its collective breath throughout the match.

So, too, has Federer’s wife, Mirka.

No one has looked more nervous throughout the match than the wife of the 20-time Grand Slam winner.

It’s tough to blame her for this, of course.

WE ARE ALL MIRKA pic.twitter.com/jZfgBy7VPm

— E. Alex Jung (@e_alexjung) July 14, 2019

Mirka Federer is married to the greatest tennis player of all time and she always looks like she’s watching him play in his first major. #WimbledonFinal #FedererVsDjokovic pic.twitter.com/V1x05uQasm

— Mike Lindsay (@mlindsay65) July 14, 2019

Mirka is every Federer fan right now… 😬#Wimbledon #BeGrand pic.twitter.com/BmixHhan4N

— FOX Sports LIVE! (@FSAsiaLive) July 14, 2019

Uh oh, Federer.

Mirka can’t look.#Wimbledon #WimbledonFinal pic.twitter.com/uRldq8zWzo

— Tennis (@tennis_photos) July 14, 2019

Federer and Djokovic are currently playing their final set at Wimbledon.

If you’re not watching on ESPN, get there now.

Last modified on Jul 12, 2019 09:06 BST hellomagazine.com Wimbledon 2019: see Novak Djokovic and Jelena Ristic’s wedding, which they shared exclusively with HELLO! magazine

It’s a special time for Novak Djokovic, as not only is he tipped to maintain his Wimbledon title, but he also has more reason to celebrate, as he reached his fifth wedding anniversary with his wife Jelena on Wednesday. The couple married on 10 July 2014, in a ceremony they shared exclusively with HELLO! magazine.

The tennis champion, who had won the tournament for the second time only days earlier, married his childhood sweetheart in the grounds of Montenegro’s Aman Sveti Stefan resort. Jelena was pregnant with the couple’s first child at the time, a baby boy named Stefan who was born in October that year. Their second child, Tara, followed in September 2017.

Novak Djokovic and Jelena Ristic shared their wedding day with HELLO!

Speaking exclusively to HELLO! about the moment he saw his bride – dressed in an exquisite gown by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen – Novak said Jelena took his breath away. “Seeing her for the first time in her wedding dress, smiling and walking towards me… She looked like an angel,” Novak said. “I was trying to be present in that moment and memorise it. I was focused on her, and her smile, and our baby. It really was a perfect moment.”

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His bride felt the same way. “I was very nervous and everything seemed a blur,” Jelena told the magazine. “I was seeing him through tears and immediately started crying when I saw him. “I was just so happy and probably being pregnant makes it quite difficult to control the emotions. I am so blessed to have him in my life. I couldn’t ask for a better partner than him.”

Jelena continued: “The wedding was everything we hoped it would be. Our family and closest friends united in a beautiful setting in celebration of our love. It was truly emotional and unforgettable for us.” Novak also revealed that their wedding day was all the sweeter as it came just days after his Wimbledon success. “I am marrying the woman I love and there is no better feeling than that. To win Wimbledon and to now be preparing for fatherhood – I couldn’t ask for more!” he said.

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Have you heard of the quote “Absence makes the heart grow fonder”? This quote often finds its way in the narration of romantic novels where the lovers’ bond strengthens despite them being away from each other. In real life, it’s hard to find love stories that stand the test of time. We have seen so many Tennis love stories that succumbed to the pressures of global traveling. Novak Djokovic‘s wife Jelena Djokovic, who is also his childhood love and they have two beautiful kids; older brother Stefan welcomed his younger sister Tara in September 2017.

Very few know that theirs was an almost decade long relationship that has survived the ups and downs of the traveling lifestyle of a global sporting star. She has been a support system of Novak’s life and has always stood by him during his long professional career.

The couple has been gushy about their unwavering bond on the social media and so the two prove to be the archetypes of relationship goals.

Who is Novak Djokovic’s wife Jelena Djokovic?

Jelena Djokovic (previously Ristic) has completed her studies at the International University of Monaco and Bocconi University.

After completing her Masters, she joined the Oilinvest Group as a human resource coordinator. She then diversified to found her own company – Jelena Ristic Consulting. At the moment, she is the director of the firm.

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Furthermore, Jelena founded the magazine – Original and also writes a column for the celebrity magazine. Jelena also did a bit of modelling in 2013 when she modelled for online lingerie retailer Figleaves.

She is also the director of the Novak Djokovic Foundation. The foundation helps to improve the education system of Serbia. As she bettered the lives of many children in Serbia, her work with the Novak Djokovic Foundation was appreciated with an award in 2014.

How did Novak and Jelena meet?

Novak and Jelena first met in high school. The two became friends while playing tennis at their high school’s sports academy in Serbia. The couple then started dating in 2005. However, the relationship between the two went through some tough times as Djokovic was thriving to reach at the top level on the professional tour. On the other hand, Jelena went on to study marketing at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.

The couple didn’t have the time and money for airplane tickets to meet up with each other often. It was certainly a difficult time for Novak and Jelena. However, they stood by each other and went through the difficult part of their relationship together.

Novak and Jelena’s beautiful wedding

In September 2013, Djokovic planned a perfect wedding proposal for Jelena. He hired a helicopter and took Jelena to the Couvent des Minimes hotel in Provence where he proposed to her.

Subsequently, Jelena and Novak got married on July 10, 2014. Their wedding took place at the Aman Sveti Stefan resort in Montenegro.

The couple announced on April 24, 2014, that they were expecting their child. The baby bump was noticeable as Jelena walked down the aisle on their wedding day. Their marriage came at the perfect moment as the 16-time Grand Slam champion had just won the 2014 Wimbledon Championships.

“Seeing her for the first time in her wedding dress…She looked like an angel…I was focused on her, and her smile, and our baby. It was really a perfect moment, ” said Djokovic after their marriage.

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Novak Djokovic and Jelena Djokovic’s kids

Jelena gave birth to Stefan in October 2014. Djokovic took to social media to announce the good news. He wrote, “Stefan, our baby angel was born! I am so proud of my beautiful wife Jelena! Thank you so much for your love and support. We love you all!!!”

Jelena was pregnant again in 2017 and, she gave birth to Tara in September of that year. Novak once again took to social media to announce the happy news. “Jelena and Tara are my angels, and Stefan is a proud big brother who wants to take part in baby chores 🙂 Life is divine!” he wrote.

First Wimbledon, now wife!

Novak Djokovic married his fiancee Jelena Ristic in Montenegro on Thursday, July 10, Us Weekly can confirm. The couple jetted off to tie the knot just hours after the tennis pro took home a win at Wimbledon.

The Serbian athlete, 27, and model Ristic were feted by about 250 guests for their 6 p.m. civil ceremony. It was held at the five-star resort Aman Sveti Stefan.

It was reported that the couple were set to say “I do” this week following Djokovic’s win against Roger Federer at London’s Wimbledon on Sunday, July 6.

“I would like to dedicate it to my future wife and our future baby,” Djokovic said of his win on the court. “I’m going to become a father soon and I’m still preparing for that. It’s a great joy in life.” (Djokovic announced via Twitter in April that the couple were expecting their first child together.)

Djokovic and Ristic began dating in 2005 and got engaged last September. They will exchange vows once again with a church wedding on July 12 in front of 15 members of their family.

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