October 30, 2014
'Stefan, our baby angel was born!'
In July, tennis champ Novak Djokovic said he 'couldn't ask for more' after tying the knot with his childhood sweetheart just days after winning the men's title at Wimbledon.
But it got even better for the athlete when his wife Jelena Ristic gave birth to her first child on Tuesday.
Novak, 27, took to Twitter to share the happy news, writing: "Stefan, was our angel child was born, I am so proud of my beautiful wife Jelena, thank you so much for your love and support. We love you all !! "
A statement on his official website confirmed the birth.
It said: "We are delighted to announce that Jelena Djokovic gave birth to a wonderful, healthy and a lovely guy, named Stefan. The birth was the best possible way, the baby and mother are doing well.
"Novak will spend the next few days with the baby and his wife, Yelena, after which he travels to Paris, where he will compete at the ATP Masters tournament."
The Serbian-born athlete exchanged vows with Jelena in the grounds of Aman Sveti Stefan Montenegro ResortIn July.
The bride - who was pregnant at the time - wore a dress by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, the designer of the Duchess of Cambridge wedding gowns.
Djokovic told Hello: "To see her for the first time in her wedding dress, smiling and walking towards me - she looked like an angel."
He told the newspaper, which contained only the ceremony and reception, "I tried to be present in the moment and memorize it. I was focused on her, and her smile and our kids. It really was a perfect moment."
Ristic said: 'I was very nervous and everything seemed a blur. 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.'
The longtime couple announced the pregnancy in April.
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