A move probably slightly more popular after he actually went on to win it.Novak Djokovic and Jelena Ristić They got engaged in September 2013 and married on the 10th July 2014 at Sveti Stefan in Montenegro.
In his athletic, sporty family tennis was regarded as "a girls sport".
Nevertheless his parents allowed him to work with Jelena - before agreeing to her suggestion that he be enrolled at tennis academy in Oberschleißheim, Germany from 12 years old.
She was by his side in 2010 when he was diagnosed as intolerant to wheat, dairy and tomatoes - explaining his baffling mid-match collapses.
Being told to stop eating bread and cheese and cut down on tomatoes was not the best news for someone whose parents own a pizza restaurant, but Novak gave it a go. In 2011, he clinched the Australian Open, the US Open and Wimbledon, bending down to eat a blade of grass at the All England Club after the last point. His pay packet that year was $12million dollars - a new record for the most prize money won in a single season on the ATP World Tour.
In an entirely uncharacteristic move, however, they sold the image rights to “Seeing her for the first time in her wedding dress, smiling and walking towards me - she looked like an angel,” Djokovic gushed in the centre-fold exclusive.
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Nole, as they call him, is big news in the city where he was born in 1987.
He is the eldest of three boys born to restaurant owners Srdan and Dijana, who brought up their family in the conflict-torn Balkans.
“I was trying to be present in that moment and memorise it. It really was a perfect moment.”Ristic continued: “I was very nervous and everything seemed a blur.
I was seeing him through tears and immediately started crying when I saw him.
It means I will have to take a short break in order to recover as soon as possible." Djokovic and Ristic have been an item for eight years and last September announced they had become engaged with the intention of marrying in 2014.