Novak Djokovic can hit a mean backhand, but can he change a diaper? He is about to find out in a few months as he and his fiancé Jelena Ristic are expecting their first baby. The Serbian tennis player made the surprising announcement on Thursday on his official Twitter account.
The expectant couple has been together for eight years now. They got engaged last September and were expected to get married sometime this year. There has been no word yet on when they will tie the knot now that she is pregnant. The world number two tennis star sounds quite excited as he took to both his Twitter and Facebook page to share their baby news with fans.
“My dear friends, you've been with me through many tough and good times in my career,” wrote Djokovic on his Facebook page. “I've been blessed to travel the world, play the most beautiful sport that brings me a lot of excitement and joy; I am happy, loved and healthy. Jelena and I are truly blessed to soon become parents! My love is pregnant!”
The love birds have been getting some traveling in as photos have shown them being all cute and cozy among the ancient ruins of Greece. Ristic is always busy heading up the Djokovic charitable foundation while also being her guy’s biggest cheerleader. Now that motherhood is on her future agenda, she will have plenty to keep her busy.
Another piece of good news for the 26-year-old tennis player is that his recent wrist injury is not as bad as first thought. He is expected to be good enough to play at the Madrid Masters next month as planned. He sustained an injury to his right wrist supposedly while in practice in Monte Carlo last week and ended up being ousted in the semi-final by Roger Federer.
Now Federer and Djokovic can share the joys of fatherhood as the Swiss pro and his wife Mirka are expecting their third child sometime around June. They already have a set of twin girls and there was a rumor flying around that this pregnancy may also be twins. However, that has not been confirmed. This could be the start of more Fed and Djoke battling it out on the tennis court sometime in the future with their kids.
Novak Djokovic will make a great dad. He has a terrific sense of humor as seen on the tennis court. If he is anything like that with his child, he will do just fine.