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Djokovic Marries Ristic In Montenegro






Secrecy shrouded the tennis wedding of the year as Novak Djokovic married his fiancee Jelena Ristic in a private ceremony in an Adriatic island resort in Montenegro, just four days after he beat Roger Federer to win his second Wimbledon singles title.

Staff at the upmarket resort of Sveti Stefan near Podgroica on the Adriatic coast, reportedly had to sign confidentiality agreements before working at the wedding celebrations attended by selected tennis guests as well friends and family, including Djokovic's tennis playing brothers Marko and Djorde.

The resort, picturesquely set on a small island linked to the coast by a causeway, had been closed to the paying public for several days prior to the wedding. According to some reports the couple agreed to sell the photographic rights of the ceremony and celebrations but the proceeds will go to Djokovic's charitable foundation.

The guest list included Maria Sharapova, Djokovic's coach Marian Vajda and his wife, Boris Becker, the former champion who coached Djokovic to his triumph at the All England Club on Sunday, had arrived a day earlier with his wife, while other tennis names at the event were Serbian Davis Cup team team-mates Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki, and Nenad Zimonjic.

There was apparently no sign of former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray who, according to some reports, had been asked to stand as best man to the world no.1.

Djokovic is understood to have changed the date of the wedding from the proposed June 14 so he could concentrate on winning Wimbledon after suffering the disappointment of losing the French Open final against Rafael Nadal.

After defeating Federer in Sunday's thrilling five-set final Djokovic maintained he was closing 'single' chapter of his life and precedence now would be “spending time with my family and my future wife.” The new champion dedicated the win to his now wife and their impending child future baby along with his childhood coach Jelena Gencic who died last year.

The couple has been an item for more than eight years. The baby is reported to be due in October.

Rustic has long been a major supporter of child welfare causes. The civil ceremony is due to be followed by a religious one on Saturday.

To insure privacy for the wedding, Djokovic reportedly rented out the entire resort and had public beach access around the wedding venue restricted. Serbia media put the costs of the ceremony at up to $500,000.


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