Novak Djokovic Welcomes Son Stefan

10/22/2014 at 01:00 PM ET

Novak Djokovic Welcomes Son
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Talk about a grand slam: Novak Djokovic is a dad!

The pro tennis player and his newlywed wife Jelena have welcomed their first child together, a son, Djokovic announced Wednesday on Twitter.

Stefan, our angel baby was born! I am so proud of my beautiful wife Jelena,” the proud new dad Tweeted.

“Thank you so much for your love and support. We love you all!!!”

The Wimbledon winner, 27, wed his high school sweetheart in July in Montenegro, dedicating his No.1 ranking to his growing family.

“A lot of great moments are coming: the wedding, becoming a father in a few months,” Djokovic told reporters after his big win, explaining that he would “close this chapter of tennis for a little while.”

— Anya Leon

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Alissa on

Congratulations Novak! One of the best tennis players ever… maybe son will follow father. Blessings to you and your family!!

justjessica77 on

“close this chapter of tennis for a little while.” Guess that’s not happening as he is leaving for Paris to play in the Masters Tournament.

telmi on

Please hurry back Novak. Can’t stand that elitist roger & his nasal sounding voice…lmao.

doublefault on

aw, they named him after Edberg! 😉

anna on

Congrats, Nole, great player and great person! I wish all the bet to a happy family!

charlotte on

@tara – is that seriously all you’ve got to say? Rude.

Congrats to the family on their “angel baby”. I love that he said that! 😉

guest on

Congrats! Great news! 🙂

April on

Novak is awesome, good to see a story on him!

Kal on

Congrats to Novak!

Anonymous on

justjessica77- I’m guessing he meant after this season (or whatever they call it in tennis!).

Anyway, congrats to them!

Ari on

Congratulations to his family!! Stefan is a wonderful name.