Top-ranked tennis star Novak Djokovic and his girlfriend Jelena Ristic have been dating for around eight years. We have grown used to seeing Ristic courtside at almost all of Djokovic’s matches, and she also happens to be the director of his charity foundation. That’s why it comes as no surprise that the happy couple is engaged.
Serbian news outlet InSerbia.com first reported that Djokovic proposed to Ristic earlier this week in Monte Carlo. After news of the engagement got out, Djokovic confirmed things via Twitter.
— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) September 25, 2013
If you remember, Djokovic recently said that he and Ristic have talked about marriage and spending their future together. To make the story a bit more interesting, there have also been rumors that world No. 3-ranked tennis player Andy Murray could be Djokovic’s best man.
The wedding bells have been a long time coming for Djokovic and Ristic. Marriage makes perfect sense for a couple that seems to have such a positive influence on each other’s lives.