Single ladies and fans of Novak Djokovic can be granted permission to mourn; the Serbian star is a taken man after marrying long-term partner Jelena Ristic.

As far as weeks go, Djokovic has had an absolute screamer. His wedding came less than seven days after he triumphed for the second time at Wimbledon in an epic five-set final with the great Roger Federer. 

You might presume that the new world no.1 would be sick of seeing people in white after a tough two weeks in London, but that was certainly not the case as he saw a pregnant Ristic come down the aisle.

Perfect wedding

As he spoke to Hello Magazine following the nuptials, the 27-year-old was clearly delighted at this new phase of his life.

"Seeing her for the first time in her wedding dress, smiling and walking towards me… She looked like an angel," Djokovic said of the moment he saw Ristic at 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."

It was a luxurious scene, and one that had faced a lot of preparation in the lead-up. Djokovic's coach, the retired multiple Grand Slam winner, Boris Becker, was among the star names in the beautiful setting in Montenegro.

Sveti Stefan, a picturesque island, had been transformed into a 5-star hotel resort and it was where Djokovic finally made his missus a Mrs. 

Initial postponement 

The pair had invited the likes of Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray to their first date in June, but the seven-time Grand Slam shelved the plans to focus on conquering Wimbledon once more on the back of a disappointing French Open final heartbreak to great rival Rafael Nadal.

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The postponement was obviously worth it. Djokovic beat off challengers like Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Marin Cilic and Grigor Dimitrov before coming against tennis' most successful-ever star in the Centre Court final.

Wimbledon glory

The Serb recovered from a position of peril against the 32-year-old Swiss star - looking for a record eighth SW19 victory - to repeat his heroics from 2011 with a 6-7 6-4 7-6 5-7 6-4 win.

Djokovic admitted his seventh major title made his wedding to Ristic that bit sweeter: "I am marrying the woman I love and there is no better feeling than that," he continued. "To win Wimbledon and to now be preparing for fatherhood – I couldn't ask for more!" 

Indeed it won't be long before we will hear the pitter-patter of tiny Djokovic feet. He and Ristic announced the pregnancy a few months ago

Hard court season

Many fans, however, will hope that their hero doesn't suffer from sleepless nights as he goes for his second US Open crown in August and September. His 2011 triumph at Flushing Meadows was followed by consecutive final losses against Andy Murray and Nadal.

Djokovic's comparative lack of success of America's hard courts comes as a surprise considering his domination of Australia. He had been on a three-year winning streak down under until Stanislas Wawrinka broke that chain earlier this year. 

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