It’s A Boy! Novak Djokovic Is Now A Father!
by Sean Randall | October 21st, 2014, 5:41 pm
  • 65 Comments

In a breaking story, media out of Serbia are reporting that Novak Djokovic’s wife, Jelena Ristic, has given birth today to a baby boy.

According to the story, the families have been celebrating at the “Novak” restaurants. Good times for everyone and congratulations to the happy couple!

As this is still not 100% confirmed publicly by Djokovic, we don’t have a name yet for the baby. Just a hunch, it probably won’t be Rafa or Roger.

Tennis-wise, this is perfect news for Novak who’ll have a full week to ready for Paris and then on to London. And might we see a future rivalry between Djokovic’s son and Federer’s twin boys. They’ll be in the same age bracket.


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65 Comments for It’s A Boy! Novak Djokovic Is Now A Father!

Humble Rafa Says:

Congratulations to the Egg Lover.


Brando GOAT poster Says:

Congratulations to the happy couple! Off to the bookies to place good money on the boy being named Rafael Perrera Djokovic! P


Ben Pronin Says:

“And might we see a future rivalry between Djokovic’s kid and Federer’s twin boys.”

That would be so awesome. Nadal and Murray need to hurry up!


Brando GOAT poster Says:

Commiserations to Fed fans. I know: the timing sucked huh. Lol!


Humble Rafa Says:

Showman NoGluten Djokovic


Hippy Chick Says:

Congrats to the new parents,both are good looking,so the baby will be beautiful….


jane Says:

lovely news; all the best to the parents and their wee boy!


mis Says:

May he live aa healthy and prosperous, and be his parents pride just as his father and his mother.
Congratulations!


Wog boy Says:

Congrats to Nole and Jelena, all the best to all three of them, wish them to be healthy and happy.

I guessed it will be a boy and if it is Vladimir I will bee 100% right. I am sticking to the same name, Vladimir.


Brando GOAT poster Says:

So the situation is now pretty clear cut: should Novak play Paris- a full week prior to opening match so he should make it- all he has to do is either match or surpass Fed’s results at Paris and WTF then he shall bag year end no.1. All else would not matter interms of results. Right now you got to back Djokovic since Fed- in all likelihood- has to win Basel, reach final or win at Paris plus WTF. And also win at DC. That’s asking alot of a player at 33. Tough, tough ask IMO. I think if Novak wins Paris he seals it.


RZ Says:

Just one boy rather than twins? What an underachiever. Kidding of course. :-) Congrats to Nole and Jelena!


Colin Says:

There are , I believe, several male equivalents to Jelena. including Jelenko. Not only would that connect with his mother, it would also be a nice tribute to the recently deceased Jelena Gencic, who coached the boy Novak with an emphasis on suppleness. Over to you, Nole!


Humble Rafa Says:

Just one boy rather than twins? What an underachiever.

Humble was wondering how the Arrogant One’s fans would spin it. 4 is greater than 1, you win! Now, go feed your cats.


Wog boy Says:

Colin, you are right, there ia a name Jelenko but you can hardly find anybody with that name nowdays, people from the remote areas use to give that name, they believed that their son will be like jelen (deer). That was the reason of picking certain animals names for sons Vuk (Wolf) is still popular but not Jelen(ko), though the beer “Jelen” is most popular beer in Serbia:)


Colin Says:

RZ, it isn’t the father who is responsible for multiple births, it’s the mother. Either the ovum splits after fertilisation, or the mother releases more than one ovum in the first place.

However, the father is responsible for the sex of the child.


jelena Says:

Wog boy <3


Steve 27 Says:

Congratulations to the Djokovic’s family.
What better way to celebrate the birth of your child to finish the year with the number 1 at the end of the season.
Вамос!


Okiegal Says:

Oh…..just got home….tuned into TX learned it’s a little boy for the Jokers! How wonderful. So happy for them…….little boys are a blast!! Hope everyone is doing good!! Their lives are changed forever……but I feel sure tennis is still going to RULE, after all its Novak’s occupation and he has a family to take care of……


skeezer Says:

Congrats!
And once again HR destroys a thread.


Daniel Says:

Congrats to the Djokovic’s. This is great for him, the most time he spend with his family now the best.

Althoug there is not much happening as baby sleeps, eat, cry (depending) and changing dippers. Blessing time for them. Love babies!!


Okiegal Says:

@Skeezer……I’m so glad you didn’t say Okiegal had ruined another thread…..Hey, about how about the Giants, they’re rolling tonight……COME ON NATIONAL LEAGUE!! 6-zip….just scored again!!


django Says:

Congrats to djokovic family.


Perfect fan Says:

yayyyyy….nole did it. :))
Hearty congratulations to both nole n jelena….happy parenthood to them!


queen Says:

Gosh, now he will be crying at every presser…


skeezer Says:

@OK,
Yes!


Margot Says:

Huge congratulations to Jelena and Nole. A very lucky little boy to have such terrific parents,


Okiegal Says:

@django……Thanks for this link…..their little baby boy is adorable! I assume that is Novak…..I couldn’t see who was holding him on my screen. He will be a cute little dude, he does have a good looking Mommy and Daddy! Congratulations Novak and Jelena!!


Giles Says:

Congratulations to the Djokovic’s. Enjoy and be happy. And may I say the timing was perfect! :)


Giles Says:

@Brando. Oct 21 5 44 pm & 5 45 pm. LOL


Hippy Chick Says:

I tried to open the link,there was no picture of the baby,only picture i saw was Nole and Jelena,which was a nice picture dont get me wrong….


Hippy Chick Says:

Opening picture of Nole in glasses is rather cute,Nole in glasses,Rafa in classes,put it this way some men look sexy wearing glasses,come on Roger and Andy your turns,lets see what you both look like wearing glasses :p….


Tmd Says:

Baby’s name is Stefan. According To Boris.


Wog boy Says:

@Tmd,
That is correct, Stefan it is!


Hippy Chick Says:

Stefan thats a nice name,i always wondered if Stefan was a version of the name Stephen/Steven,like Liam is Irish for William i believe?


Hippy Chick Says:

Wogboy is Stefan a version of Stephen/Steven in Serbia,sorry just curious?


Brando GOAT poster Says:

Stefan? Seems a touch German. Has BB influenced the family, matters relating to Jelena as some speculated he would when his appointment was announced? Lol: Boris has his ways for sure!


Wog boy Says:

HC,

Yes, it is the same name, we spell it as either Stefan or Stevan, two versions of the same name are very popular and we had our Kings and holly people from 11th/12th century named and spelt Stefan, coincidentally my church in Sydney is called St Archdeacon Stefan, have a look:

http://youtu.be/cB_DoPez2Bs

BTW, when I think about that, they got married at St Stefan:)


Hippy Chick Says:

Thanks Wogboy lovely scenes,church and music….


Hippy Chick Says:

Jane lol 6.01pm October 22nd,have to ask are you part Scottish,its the way you say wee boy,which is a very Scottish term where im from?….


Senorita Says:

Congratulations to the happy parents.

As for Nadal hurrying up to start a family, may I remind Ben Pronin that when Federer was born in 1981, his nemesis wasn’t even a twinkle in the eyes of Sebastian Nadal and Ana Maria Parera.

Maybe history will repeat itself.


Senorita Says:

The baby is called Stefan.

That’s a slap in the face for Boris. 😄


Hippy Chick Says:

Senorita its as Steve 27 said on the other thread from Rafas presser,Rafa wants kids after his career in tennis is over,and Maria is studying for a unniversity degree ATM….


Okiegal Says:

@Chick…….the link regarding the baby……it took a little while to open, but finally saw the pic……adorable!! I love the name too! Has a nice ring to it…..a great name for a future tennis star??? Just thinking ahead!

A baby does change a couple’s life, but Novak’s livelihood is tennis and he will continue playing because he has a family to provide for now. Of course if he chose not to, I’m sure he would survive with the earnings he has already acquired…..successful tennis players are very wealthy…..so no problem, mon! Best wishes to them!


Humble Rafa Says:

The Egg Lover has always had exquisite timing, baby birth is not a coincidence. He doesn’t shank every other shot like other players.


Goran Says:

Congrats Nole. God bless all three of you. Enjoy the moment and keep the Year End No 1 for the third year!!!

p.s. Nole’s family celebrated the birth of the latest Djokovic in their condo in Belgrade, not in their restaurant.


RZ Says:

@Humble Rafa and Colin – I thought it was obvious that I was joking but I guess not.


jane Says:

wog boy, oh, well if that’s where they got married then it may be the inspiration for the name, which makes sense.

hippy chick i believe i mentioned before that hub’s family is from scotland. not me though.


michael Says:

Great piece of news for Novak. Hoping to see a future champion moulded on the lines of Novak.


Okiegal Says:

Colin…..Jack of all trades…..master of none!
Grammar specialist…..now Obstetrics?? Splitting hairs next instead of eggs?? Add reproduction to his resume!! I love Colin’s insight on anything about everything! Keep it coming Colin, you’re a delight to read!


andrea Says:

great timing on the birth! no events missed. congrats to both!


Hippy Chick Says:

Jane come to think of it yeah i do remember that now thanks….


Wog boy Says:

Some of the congratulations to Jelena@Nole, Judy Murray among the other famous and not so famous people:

http://novakindiafans.wordpress.com/2014/10/23/top-celebrities-wishes-nole-and-jelena-on-twitter/


Noonen Says:

What kind of example does this set? The Bible says without holiness no one shall see Jesus. (Hebrews 12:14) That means, he will not go to heaven when he dies. Fornication is a sin. It is not the holy way to live. Jesus knows all and His standards never change. What are we to do? Ask Jesus into our hearts and live for Him the rest of our lives. If we fail, repent. Then we are reinstated in less than a second. Fail to repent, sorry, you are not eligible for heaven.


contador Says:

Very happy news! Congratulations and best wishes to them : )


Hippy Chick Says:

Noonen neither the time nor the place,this is a tennis forum,not a religious one,please leave your personal prejudices in the real world….


Margot Says:

@Hippy
Lol think it must be our old friend “Tooty” re-born.


Hippy Chick Says:

Hello tennis x,do we actually have moderation on this forum?calling people names and using expletives ,please remove the two above posts….


Polo Says:

What good does it do cursing and calling names somebody for quoting the Bible? They are not related to tennis but they come as often as the rain in the Sahara. Cursing snd calling people names are infinitely more offensive.


Brando GOAT poster Says:

Wow, unbelievable posts allowed at 7.53 and 8.08 by tennis x to register.


Hippy Chick Says:

Such choice language coming from a lady too….


Wog boy Says:

HC,
What was that and who was it,, I missed it?


Hippy Chick Says:

Wogboy Sienna used some rather choice language when refering to Noonen,b words and eff words,thankfully now have been removed….


Wog boy Says:

HC,
Thanks, for explaining.

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