Jelena Djokovic raised the alarm: “A lot of people want my marriage to be destroyed and broken with my husband Novak. If you’re one of my genuine fans and you want my marriage to survive and stable, let me see that affectionate YES from you.”


Novak Djokovic has enjoyed a stellar career which includes 23 Grand Slam titles.

He has become arguably the greatest tennis player of all time and he has a chance to win a 24th major at the ongoing US Open. Many things have contributed to his success, but none more so than his family and, in particular, his wife Jelena


Djokovic married his high school girlfriend in July 2014 and the couple have two children together – eight-year-old Stefan and six-year-old Tara. But despite her helping the Serbian to perform at the highest level, the couple previously opened up on the trials and tribulations they’ve encountered with their marriage being in the public eye.

In a previous on-court interview, Djokovic referred to himself as a “wolf”, and explained the phrase means that being in a relationship with him can be challenging. “It can be very stressful to run with the wolf. I know that she doesn’t enjoy it at all times. It’s kind of living on the edge with the wolf,” he said.

The 36-year-old said he “carries” wolf traits within him, something his wife struggles with at times, but claimed it is ‘useful energy’. “That dynamic energy sometimes turns into a roar or an outburst.,” he said.

Jelena has also shared her thoughts on being married to one of the best and most recognisable sportspeople on the planet. She revealed that losing her privacy and becoming well-known on the sports circuit does have its challenges.

We look at public figures and think that kind of publicity is okay,” the 37-year-old said. “But as time goes on, you lack anonymity, you lack the privacy to be able to do whatever you like at any time, in any situation. I try to resist all these expectations to always be myself and for Novak to be able to be himself.”