Who is Novak Djokovic’s wife Jelena? And how long have they been together… with the world No. 2 set to face Ben Shelton for a place in the US Open final tonight
- Novak Djokovic will be looking to reach yet another Grand Slam final
- His wife Jelena is set to be watching on from the stands this evening
- The Serbian star faces Ben Shelton for a place in Sunday’s US Open final
Novak Djokovic will be be looking to reach his 10th US Open final when he faces Ben Shelton tonight.
The Serbian tennis star reached the last four stage after he defeated Taylor Fritz in straight sets.
His wife Jelena is set to be in attendance watching on, with Novak aiming to go all the way at the tournament.
His last win at a US Open final came in 2018 when he defeated Juan Martín del Potro.
Mail Sport breaks down everything you need to know about Novak’s wife Jelena.
Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic will be looking to reach his 10th US Open final
Novak’s wife, Jelena, is set to be in attendance for his match against Ben Shelton this evening
Who is Novak’s wife Jelena?
Born in 1986, Jelena is the CEO of their charity, the Novak Djokovic Foundation.
The charity aims to help children in Serbia realise their dreams by improving the education system in the country.
She is also the director of Original Magazine – which is an online blog that produces community-oriented content.
Djokovic, formerly Ristic, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management from Bocconi University in Milan and also has a Master’s in Luxury Goods and Services from the International University of Monaco.
The pair have two children, Stefan, born in 2014, and Tara, born in 2017.
Djokovic, formerly Risitc is always seen supporting her husband from the sidelines and always shares several pictures of herself with Novak to her 651,000 Instagram followers.
Jelena (right) is the CEO of their charity, the Novak Djokovic Foundation and is also the director of Original Magazine
Djokovic, formerly Ristic, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management from Bocconi University in Milan
How long have they been together?
They first met at their Serbian high school in the late 90s, however, they didn’t officially start dating until 2005.
The pair got engaged in September 2013 and officially tied the knot back in July 2014.
The wedding was held at Aman Sveti Stefani in 2014, just days after Novak won his second Wimbledon title.
In 2016, Novak recalled an awkward first date at a bar in Monte Carlo.
‘In my eyes, at the time, it was a very exclusive place to take her,’ Novak said.
The pair first met at school in Serbia but didn’t start dating until 2005 and would eventually tie the knot in 2014
‘I wanted to impress her, so I found this very good restaurant.’ But Jelena said: ‘Awkward moment, he wants to order for me, and it wasn’t what I expected.’
Having ordered steak, Novak then called the waiter over and explained the steak was underdone.
The waiter said: ‘You ordered the steak tartare, it’s always served raw.’
Novak later revealed whenever he and Jelena see a steak tartare on the menu, it always reminds them of their first date.