Who Are Novak Djokovic’s Kids?

Published 12/31/2019, 11:49 AM EST

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After marrying his childhood crush Jelena Djokovic (nee Ristic), the Serbian legend Novak Djokovic was blessed with two children. The professional tennis player Djokovic and his family live in Monte Carlo, Monaco. His family includes his son Stefan Djokovic and daughter Tara Djokovic. 

Novak and Jelena first met when they played tennis at their High School Sports Academy in Serbia and they eventually fell in love. 


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Novak Djokovic’s Son – Stefan Djokovic

The Serb got married after his Wimbledon 2014 victory. Jelena was carrying her first child when she got married to Novak in July 2014.

On October 22, 2014, Novak’s son Stefan Djokovic was born.

Stefan, our baby angel was born! I am so proud of my beautiful wife Jelena! Thank you so much for your love and support. We love you all!!!”  –Novak announced on Twitter after becoming a father for the first time.

Djokovic won his fourth Wimbledon title in 2018 and that marked his resurgence in tennis. That title pleased the Serb as he did it in the presence of his son.

“It feels amazing because for the first time in my life I have someone screaming ‘Daddy! Daddy!’” – Djokovic said on court after his fourth Wimbledon victory. 

Due to Wimbledon’s restrictions, kids under 5 years old cannot watch matches from near the courts. However, they made an exception for Stefan Djokovic that year and it made the whole Djokovic family very happy and his father emotional.

“And it’s the little boy right there. He came in… he’s under five years old, so he couldn’t watch the matches live, but we were hoping that if this happens, if I hold a trophy, that he can be there to witness it. I can’t be happier. I’m very emotional for him being there.”

WATCH: Stefan on the court with his dad

Novak Djokovic’s daughter – Tara Djokovic

Djokovic’s daughter Tara Djokovic was born in September 2017. “Jelena and Tara are my angels, and Stefan is a proud big brother who wants to take part in baby chores 🙂 Life is divine!” Djokovic announced the arrival of Tara.




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His children call him “Tata” which Serbian for dad.

Novak Djokovic often posts pictures and videos on social media that see him having fun with his kids.


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Mahalakshmi Murali


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Mahalakshmi Murali joined EssentiallySports in 2018 as a tennis author and has gone on to pen more than 1800 engaging articles, probing into various aspects of the sport and its illustrious players. With her expertise on the sport, Mahalakshmi has interviewed stalwarts from the sport such as Serena WIlliams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou and Kevin Anderson’s physio, Carlos Costa. Equipped with her vast experience and a keen understanding of the sport, Mahalakshmi now co-heads the tennis department.
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