Novak Djokovic wife Jelena and son Stefan watch him play from home
Novak Djokovic is now playing for much more than prize money, world rankings and his legacy. The man got married last year to longtime girlfriend Jelena Ristic, and the two recently had their first child — a son named Stefan. That makes Djokovic a family man and gives him even more motivation to succeed on the court.
And while Djokovic is playing at the Australian Open, Jelena, who is typically a fixture in his box, is home taking care of their newborn. She even sent a few tweets showing photos of her and her son watching Nole play:
— Jelena Djokovic (@JelenaRisticNDF) January 30, 2015
The photos were a smash hit over social media and were well received by Nole, who saw one for the first time after winning a match. You could see the look in his eye change upon seeing his son.
There are many parallels between Djokovic and Murray. They are of a similar age, they’re friends, and they both have taken steps in their personal lives. Djokovic got married; Murray got engaged. They’re both family men now.