Novak Djokovic, longtime girlfriend expecting baby
Updated: 2014-04-25 14:18
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic and his girlfriend Jelena Ristic pose for photographers as they arrive at a fundraising dinner for the Novak Djokovic Foundation in London July 8, 2013. [Photo/Agencies]
Novak Djokovic is going to need to get into the swing of being a father.
The six-time major champion wrote on Thursday on Twitter that he and his longtime girlfriend, Jelena Ristic, are expecting a baby.
The posting said in part: "Jelena is pregnant!!! We will be parents soon! (hash)blessed."
In February, the 26-year-old Djokovic said he and Ristic would be getting married. They have been a couple for more than eight years. She runs his humanitarian aid organization.
The second-ranked Djokovic is taking a little time off with a right wrist injury but expects to return to action next month at the Madrid Masters.
In December, 17-time major champion Roger Federer announced he and his wife, Mirka, are expecting a child in 2014. They already are the parents of twin girls.