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Novak Djokovic and girlfriend Jelena Ristic getting married after Wimbledon

Jelena Ristic Novak DjokovicNovak Djokovic is headed for quite a week.

The 27-year-old Serbian tennis stud won his seventh major and second Wimbledon Sunday, and he will be celebrating something even bigger a few days later: a marriage.

Djokovic and his longtime girlfriend Jelena Ristic are getting married, and Blic Online reports that the wedding is scheduled for Wednesday the 9th, just three days after the conclusion of Wimbledon.

Blic says the wedding will take place in St. Stefan Peninsula in Montenegro. The guest list reportedly includes many Serbian tennis players and other members of the tennis world, including Viktor Troicki, Janko Tipsarevic, Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic, Nenad Zimonjic, Andy Murray and Maria Sharapova. Murray was bounced from Wimbledon in the quarterfinals and also is said to be planning a wedding in the near future.

One notable element of the upcoming wedding is that Ristic is pregnant and due in October. She’ll be 6 months pregnant at the time of their marriage.

Nole and Ristic got engaged in September after many years of dating. She has been a prominent figure traveling the tour with him and supporting him in his matches.

Even though planning a wedding can create a headache and nerves for many people, it doesn’t seem to be affecting Djokovic, who reached the finals with a four-set win over Grigor Dimitrov, and defeated Roger Federer in five to win it all.

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Novak Djokovic and girlfriend Jelena Ristic expecting first baby

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Novak Djokovic announced some big news on Thursday — he and longtime girlfriend/fiancee Jelena Ristic are expecting their first baby.

Nole announced the news via Twitter:

Djokovic and Ristic have been dating for several years and got engaged in September.

Nole turns 27 in May, is currently ranked No. 2 in the world, and he has won six majors. And now he’s getting married and expecting his first child. Things sure do appear to be coming together nicely for him.

Novak Djokovic and girlfriend Jelena Ristic are engaged

Novak Djokovic Jelena Ristic

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.

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.

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Novak Djokovic and girlfriend Jelena Ristic talk marriage

Novak Djokovic Jelena Ristic

Novak Djokovic has been together with girlfriend Jelena Ristic for several years, though the two have yet to take the next step in their relationship. According to Nole, the two have been together for around eight years. Ristic has been a fixture in Nole’s box during his tennis matches for the past several tournaments. The Serbian tennis player says they have talked about getting married.

“We have been together for eight years and we are planning joint future because we really love each other very much. We provide emotional stability to each other, which helps us in our professional careers,” Djokovic was recently quoted as saying, per Tennis Earth.

Ristic also says the two have talked about a potential wedding.

“We spoke about the wedding, that is natural course of things,” Ristic has been quoted as saying, per Tennis Earth. “Our mutual feelings lead us to it. When we have children, they will inherit excellent genes from both sides, because my mother was Olympic champion in handball. I am very proud of Novak, no matter what he does.”

Nole is the current No. 1 player in the world. He has won six grand slam events, including the Australian Open four times. He also won the US Open and Wimbledon as part of a highly successful 2011 season, which saw him win three of the four majors. The only grand slam he has not won is the French Open, where he reached the finals in 2012. But Djokovic has beaten Rafael Nadal three times on clay, including a straight sets win in the final of the Monte Carlo Masters earlier this year, so that may come eventually.

In her Twitter profile, Ristic calls herself a daughter, sister, girlfriend and consultant. She is also the director of Novak Djokovic’s charity foundation. Between her presence traveling with Djokovic to his events and running his foundation, Ristic is extremely involved in his life and part of his success as a tennis player. Maybe it’s about time they tied the knot, especially with the offseason coming up.

Below are more photos of the two:

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Diddy has been in sports headlines recently because his son is being recruited by colleges to play football. I knew he hosted a Hamptons party each year, but who knew he was a tennis fan? Is this not the oddest relationship in sports? Definitely the weirdest since this.

Diddy was all about the tennis. He was watching, cheering intensely, and … texting?

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