Novak Djokovic engaged to girlfriend Jelena Ristic - picture

Published Thursday, Sep 26 2013, 09:01 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Novak Djokovic has become engaged to longtime girlfriend Jelena Ristic.

The Serbian tennis star - who has been dating Jelena for eight years - announced the happy news via Twitter on Wednesday evening (25 September), adding a sweet picture of the couple looking very happy.

Novak Djokovic announces engagement to Jelena Ristic, 25 September 2013

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26-year-old Novak wrote: "Meet my fiancé and future wife :) So happy! Thank you for wonderful wishes ‪#NoleFam and friends!"

After the pair were inundated with congratulatory messages from fans, Jelena added on her own account: "Thank you all for wonderful wishes! ‪#lucky ‪#blessed ‪#happy."

Jelena Ristic and Novak Djokovic, Novak Djokovic Foundation - London gala dinner held at the Roundhouse, 8 July 2013

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At a gala dinner for the Novak Djokovic Foundation held in London earlier this year.

Jelena is a familiar figure to tennis fans as she's often seen courtside supporting Novak. She's also the director of his charitable foundation, founded in 2007, which supports disadvantaged children in Novak's home country of Serbia.

Earlier this year, Novak paid tribute to his girlfriend at a gala dinner held in London, saying: "Love is the greatest driving force in my life, it can create miracles."

Congratulations to Novak and Jelena!

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