Novak Djokovic becomes a father after wife Jelena gives birth to boy

Published Thursday, Oct 23 2014, 08:47 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Tennis ace Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena have welcomed their first child together.

Novak announced the couple's baby joy via Twitter on Wednesday (22 October) and revealed that they have named their son Stefan.

The Novak Djokovic Foundation New York Dinner - red carpet arrivals
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Former Wimbledon winner Novak tweeted: "Stefan, our angel baby was born! I am so proud of my beautiful wife Jelena. Thank you so much for your love and support. We love you all"

And how did World No. 1 Novak celebrate? By hitting the tennis courts!

Novak shared a picture of himself practising on the courts, saying: "First practice as a dad. Not a bad hit for an old man."

It's been a busy few months for Novak and Jelena, as the high school sweethearts tied the knot in July in Montenegro, after eight years of dating.

Jelena, who is often courtside supporting Novak in his tennis tournaments, got engaged to the tennis star in September last year.

The loved-up couple announced they were expecting their first child together in April while holidaying in Athens.

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