Novak Djokovic announced on social media Wednesday that he is engaged to Jelena Ristic. He is currently the world’s top-ranked tennis player.
The 26-year-old Serbian shared a photo featuring Ristic planting a kiss on his cheek. He captioned the selfie, “Meet my fiance and future wife. So happy! Thank you for wonderful wishes #NoleFam and friends.”
He posted the same image on Facebook with this sentiment, “Getting used to introducing Jelena as my fiance and future wife. So happy!”
The winner of six Grand Slam singles titles proposed to his girlfriend of eight years over the weekend in Monte Carlo, where they reside. Novak and Jelena met in high school in Belgrade and have been together ever since.
His future bride is a former swimsuit model who earned a master’s degree in management from Milan’s Bocconi University. In addition to attending his tour events, she runs the Novak Djokovic Foundation, benefiting underprivileged children in Serbia.
They are reportedly “the William and Kate of Serbia,” an indication that their 2014 nuptials will be a very big deal indeed in their homeland.
Photos: WENN, Facebook-Novak Djokovic