Novak Djokovic has described his wedding to his longtime partner Jelena Ristic as a "perfect moment," with the two expecting their first child and the ceremony occurring just days after he won his seventh Grand Slam title at Wimbledon.
"I was focused on her, and her smile and our baby. It really was a perfect moment," he told Hello magazine, which bought rights to cover the wedding.
The wedding, at a resort on the island of Sveti Stefan in Montenegro, was otherwise kept strictly private. Fellow pros Janko Tipsarevic, Viktor Troicki, and Nenad Zimonjic were among the attendees, along with Djokovic's coaches Marian Vadja and Boris Becker.
"I am marrying the woman I love and there is no better feeling than that," he said. "To win Wimbledon and be preparing for fatherhood, I couldn't ask for more."
Ristic was also effusive as she described the occasion. "I was very nervous and everything seemed a blur. I was seeing him through tears and started crying when I saw him," she said. "I was just so happy and probably being pregnant makes it difficult to control the emotions.
"The wedding was everything we hoped it would be. Our family and closest friends united in a beautiful setting in celebration of our love. It was truly emotional and unforgettable for us.”