Who is Novak Djokovic’s wife, Jelena Djokovic and how many children do they have?


Who is Novak Djokovic’s wife, Jelena Djokovic and how many children do they have?

Novak Djokovic's family (Image via: Tennismajors)

Novak Djokovic is currently the reigning world number 1 and his 24 Grand Slam titles are a testimony to his greatness. Djokovic remains the only player to spend 418 weeks now as the world No. 1 on the ATP Tour with his close rival Roger Federer in second place with 310 weeks. Djokovic is the only player to finish 8 years worth of weeks as the world No. 1 player.

ADVERTISEMENT

However, all this success comes as the Serb balances his champion’s life with a supportive family. His wife, Jelena Djokovic (née Ristić), stands by his side through triumphs and challenges. The couple, who met in their teens in Serbia, have built a strong partnership that extends beyond the tennis courts. Let’s explore Jelena’s background and how their love story has unfolded, creating a family unit that fuels Djokovic’s drive for success.

Also Read: Mats Wilander thinks inclusion of Novak Djokovic in the 2023 Australian Open is vital for the success of the tournament

Who is Novak Djokovic’s wife and when did they get married?

Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena
Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena

Djokovic is married to his high-school sweetheart Jelena Djokovic nee Ristic. The couple met in high school and began dating in 2005, 2 years since Novak had turned pro. Jelena is often seen with Novak at tournaments supporting him from the player’s box.

ADVERTISEMENT

The couple announced their engagement in September 2013 and got married on 10th July 2014, 4 days after Djokovic won his 2nd Wimbledon title and the 7th major of his career at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships. They married in Montenegro and on 12th July 2014, a church wedding was held in the Church of Saint Stephen in Montenegro itself.

Jelena heads the Novak Djokovic Foundation and looks after the philanthropic work while her husband continues to dominate the sport. The couple is quite popular on social media and they often post photos together. Following his 2022 Wimbledon title, Djokovic dedicated his title to Jelena as it was their wedding anniversary.

Keep exploring: Novak Djokovic Net Worth 2023, Endorsement, Coach, Wife and Parents

What are the names of Novak Djokovic’s children?

Novak Djokovic with son Stefan and daughter Tara
Novak Djokovic with son Stefan and daughter Tara

Novak and Jelena are parents of two kids. They were blessed with a boy Stefan who was born on 22nd October 2014, 4 months after their wedding. Novak and Jelena became parents for the second time on 9th September 2017 when their daughter Tara was born. The kids call Novak ‘Tata’ which is Serbian for Dad and are often spotted along with their mother cheering for their superstar dad.

ADVERTISEMENT
https://twitter.com/djokernole/status/1033492006335442944

Stefan has followed the footsteps of his father and uncles and is often spotted with the tennis racket in his hand. The father-son duo also had hitting sessions together during the Serb’s title-winning run at the 2022 Wimbledon.

As for Tara, it seems she is on her way to a life away from the sport and both Novak and Jelena portray the role of understanding parents giving their kids the freedom to choose their passion. Although both kids are extremely young now, the Djokovic parents make sure to stand up as exemplary role models for their family, investing their time and making sure to bring their best to the table.

In case you missed it:

ADVERTISEMENT