John McEnroe Got Novak Djokovic’s Wife Laughing During The Match Last Night [Video]

by Tom Gainey | September 9th, 2015, 12:22 pm

A funny moment took place during Novak Djokovic’s win over Feliciano Lopez last night. U.S. viewers watched as ESPN broadcaster John McEnroe requested a translation of a Novak Djokovic tantrum on a changeover. When the camera zoomed in on Jelena Ristic, McEnroe asked Novak’s wife, Jelena Ristic, if she could translate. Jelena, who was listening to ESPN’s commentary cracked up and shook her head telling McEnroe “no”.

It’s interesting how many people wear the live commentary headsets in the stadium, and how many times when ESPN zooms in on spectators they give a funny response.

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12 Comments for John McEnroe Got Novak Djokovic’s Wife Laughing During The Match Last Night [Video]

jane Says:

it’s not the first time. the previous match the mac bros were chatting with her too. cute one here, though. :)

jalep Says:

Love Jelena – she radiates happiness!

Wog Boy Says:

Sorry Tom, but she use to be Jelena Ristic, she is Jelena Djokovic since July last year..

Skeezer Says:

Easy translation;

Colin Says:

@ Wog Boy:

Not necessarily. If she follows the current fashion of married women retaining their maiden name, she would be Ristic-Djokovic. A bit of a mouthful, but no more so than some of the Russian and Spanish names.

I wonder what same-sex couples do in that connection. If their names were Jones and Smith, would one be Smith-Jones and the other Jones-Smith?

Wog Boy Says:

Yes Colin, that trend has been in Serbia too, not just from recently, particularly if the women is coming from the VIP family, but Jelena denounced her maiden surname and accepted husband one during wedding ceremony and soon after wedding she changed it on her FB and Tweeter to Jelena Djokovic. you can use google translate:

Colin Says:

Thanks for the information, Wog Boy. An old fashioned girl, eh? Looking at the catalogue of my classical records, I notice Romanian ladies named Ilana Schapira-Marinescu and Mihaela Stanculescu-Vosganian, and a Pole called Grazina Pstronska-Nawratil. It’s a good thing they aren’t tennis players. All the umpires would go on strike.

Further to my remark about same-sex couples, on second thoughts I suppose in most cases one is accepted as the “husband”. Remember the pictures of Navratilova on one knee, proposing to an amused partner? Clearly Martina regards herself as the husband.

By the way, I think I’ve mentioned this before, but a long time ago I noticed that east European women, mainly Slavs, tend to have long noses. It doesn’t stop them being beautiful, but it’s a fact.

Wog Boy Says:

Yes Colin, though Jelena is self made person in her own rights (hope this make sense in English), she is traditional too.
I had that double surname situation with my first wife, agreement was that she takes my surname (I didn’t want kids with two surnames), though she came from VIP family and was a solicitor at the time, or I will walk out on in the middle of the ceremony if I hear her saying “keep mine and adding husbund’s surname”…though I still walked out of our home (and marriage) few years later telling her I am going out to by pizza just to end up in Australia…I think she is still waiting for that pizza…30 years after..

Daniel Says:

Priceless WogBoy😜😜
Here in Brazil, we say: he went to buy cigarrets and never return.

chris ford1 Says:

Regardless of the gal’s official nomenclature, Djokovic early in his life (HS)found a keeper. And was smart enough to know it.

kriket Says:

Daniel, in Brazil and everywhere else in the world :) I’m guessing WogBoy was trying to break the cliche, opting for the pizza :)

Brando Says:

@Wog Boy:


Wog Boy you absolutely killed it with that post!

What a legend! I cracked up badly with that, howling with laughter.

Gosh, nice one, off to bed now!

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