As Novak Djokovic graced the iconic Wimbledon courts, he took a delightful pause to share some precious moments with his son, Stefan, creating heartwarming scenes that transcended the intensity of the tennis championship. The joyous occasion unfolded as Stefan, who is set to turn four on October 22, showcased budding tennis skills during a playful session on the court. Demonstrating an impressive forehand, Stefan delighted his father by successfully sending the ball over the net not once, but twice.
This family interlude comes on the heels of last year’s addition to the Djokovic clan, as Novak and his wife, Jelena, welcomed their daughter, Tara, in September. Amidst the Wimbledon action, the Djokovic family also marked another milestone, celebrating the fourth anniversary of Novak and Jelena’s marriage on Tuesday, July 10.
Expressing his love and gratitude, Novak took to Instagram, writing, ‘So much love for my soulmate. Thank you for sharing this wonderful journey of life with me and our children. And thank you for sharing this trip to the city of London on the tube.’ The tennis champion’s heartfelt message reflects not only the bond between husband and wife but also the joy of sharing life’s adventures with their growing family.
In a post-match press conference following his victory over Karen Khachanov, Djokovic provided insights into his mindset approaching Wimbledon this year. Acknowledging the unique challenges of the past 12 months, including injury and surgery, Djokovic expressed a sense of satisfaction with the recent trajectory of his tennis performance.
“While I’m approaching Roland Garros and Wimbledon this year, it’s quite different from any other year because of circumstances that I was in in the last 12 months, the injury, the surgery, so forth,” Djokovic explained. Despite these challenges, he conveyed optimism about the current state of his game, noting that the level of tennis in the past month and a half has aligned closely with his expectations.
Reflecting on his historical performance at Roland Garros, Djokovic acknowledged the elusive nature of victory on that particular Grand Slam stage. He recounted moments of defeat against formidable opponents like Nadal in semifinals and losses to Wawrinka and Nadal in finals. Djokovic’s resilience and determination shone through as he spoke about returning to win the trophy at Wimbledon after facing such formidable setbacks.
As the tennis world watches Djokovic’s journey at Wimbledon unfold, the glimpses into his personal life underscore the balance he finds between professional dedication and cherished family moments, creating a narrative that resonates beyond the confines of the tennis court.