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Wimbledon champ Djokovic reveals his joy at perfect match

Anthony Barnes

Published 14/07/2014 | 02:30

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Novak Djokovic with wife Jelena Ristic. Photo: Hello! Magazine/PA Wire
Novak Djokovic with wife Jelena Ristic. Photo: Hello! Magazine/PA Wire
Novak Djokovic of Serbia holds the winners trophy after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in their men's singles final tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Djokovic said that he dedicated his win to his former coach who died last year
Novak Djokovic of Serbia holds the winners trophy after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in their men's singles final tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Djokovic said that he dedicated his win to his former coach who died last year
Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a return during his men's singles final tennis match against Roger Federer of Switzerland at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London July 6, 2014.                    REUTERS/Sang Tan/Pool (BRITAIN  - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)
Novak Djokovic hits a return. Reuters

TENNIS champ Novak Djokovic says he "couldn't ask for more" after tying the knot with his pregnant childhood sweetheart just days after winning the men's title at Wimbledon.

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The 27-year-old Serbian-born sportsman exchanged vows with Jelena Ristic in the grounds of Montenegro's Aman Sveti Stefan resort.

And Djokovic told Hello! magazine: "Seeing her for the first time in her wedding dress, smiling and walking towards me – she looked like an angel."

The bride – who is expecting their first child – wore a gown by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, the designer of the Duchess Of Cambridge's wedding dress.

Djokovic told the magazine, which had the rights to the ceremony: "I was trying to be present in that moment and memorise it.

"I was focused on her, and her smile and our baby. It really was a perfect moment."

Ristic said: "I was very nervous and everything seemed a blur. I was seeing him through tears and immediately started crying when I saw him.

"I was just so happy and probably being pregnant makes it quite difficult to control the emotions. I am so blessed to have him in my life. I couldn't ask for a better partner.

"The wedding was everything we hoped it would be. Our family and closest friends united in a beautiful setting in celebration of our love. It was truly emotional and unforgettable for us."

The pair married on Thursday, just four days after Djokovic beat Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final and dedicated his five-set victory – his second Wimbledon win – to his fiancee and "our future baby".

Djokovic told the magazine that marrying in the wake of his win made it even more special.

"I am marrying the woman I love and there is no better feeling than that," he said. "To win Wimbledon and to now be preparing for fatherhood – I couldn't ask for more."

* The full interview is in the new edition of Hello!, which is out now.

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