Novak Djokovic has had less than a week to bask in the glory of his second Wimbledon crown, as the reaffirmed world No.1 prepares for his marriage to fiancee Jelena Ristic.
The Serbian star was hot on his feet on Sunday as he denied Roger Federer a record eighth SW19 crown in a five set thriller on Centre Court, and hopefully the 27-year-old will avoid cold feet as he finally ties the knot following a prior postponement.
Djokovic called a last minute cut to preparations to the wedding in June in order to focus on winning Wimbledon - a decision that paid dividends - after he had succumbed, again, to great rival Rafael Nadal at the French Open.
Ristic, who is carrying the long-term couples' first child, didn't appear to be too disappointed by her husband-to-be's decision as her continued support from the sidelines propelled Djokovic to tennis' summit once again.
The seven-time major winner faced a tough challenge from young up-comer Grigor Dimitrov, Andy Murray's slayer, in the semi finals before withstanding the threat of the 32-year-old Federer, the all-time leading Grand Slam champion, in the final.
With Djokovic's goals achieved for the summer, he and his partner can enjoy being center of attention once more for an expected lavish bash in Montenegro.
The couple have already arrived to oversee the finishing touches at the stunning location of Sveti Stefan. The island has been turned into a five-star hotel resort and is expected to host many top names this week.
Murray and Maria Sharapova, fellow superstars in the tennis world, are expected to join the festivities having been invited to the non-event last month. They aren't likely to be the only racquet stars at the event; a tough summer schedule of back-to-back Grand Slams now makes way for a break.
Break from tennis
The next Masters 1000 tournament, an event for the bigger stars to take part in, isn't until August when preparations for the hard court season really begin. The US Open will be the last major of 2014, and Nadal will be hoping to defend his Flushing Meadows crown.
The Spaniard will no doubt continue to jockey with Djokovic for the world no.1 spot until that time after losing his superior position following another disappointing show at Wimbledon. The 14-time major winner has won just four matches in three years on the London grass as he fell this time to lowly ranked teenage sensation Nick Kyrgios before the quarter-final stage.
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