Novak Djokovic is set to celebrate an important milestone in his family life – his son's first birthday. The doting dad clearly wants to give his little boy the best birthday ever and has been pulling out all the stops in preparation.
The three-time Wimbledon champion has even had a go at balloon-making, insisting in a sweet Facebook message that "it's always important to try".
A video posted online shows Novak, 28, making a balloon in the shape of a dog for his toddler son Stefan. The fair-haired boy is heard saying "Mama" in the background and squealing when he's presented with the "barking" balloon.
Preparing for Stefan's bday. I wanted to be full on daddy and bring out all the tricks :) my dog balloon was not such a success but as I said, it is always important to give it a try :) it's been an amazing year with lots of travel but this is the place I always come back to, and always want to be. Home with my wife and son and dogs #familytime #happymomentsU pripremama za Stefanov rođendan tata mora da bude i mađioničar :) znam da nije najsavršenija kuca od balona, ali važno je da sam se potrudio, zar ne? :) Ovo je do sada bila neverovatna godina. Toliko pređenih meridijana, ali na kraju dana moje omiljeno mesto je topli dom pored Jelene, našeg divnog dečaka i naših ljubimaca :) Posted by Novak Djokovic on Tuesday, 20 October 2015
Novak Djokovic's son Stefan is celebrating his first birthday this month
"It's important to give it a try," says Novak. "Let's see how this works."
The tennis star, who is married to his teenage sweetheart Jelena Ristić, opened up about the important of home and his family.
"Preparing for Stefan's bday," he wrote on Facebook. "I wanted to be full on daddy and bring out all the tricks. My dog balloon was not such a success but as I said, it is always important to give it a try. It's been an amazing year with lots of travel but this is the place I always come back to, and always want to be. Home with my wife and son and dogs #familytime #happymoments."
The doting dad said that home is his favourite place to come back to
The Serbian pro and his wife Jelena married in July 2014 after nine years of dating. The bride-to-be was pregnant at the time and welcomed baby Stefan three months later.
Last month the lovebirds, who met in senior school, marked their ten-year anniversary together. Novak took to Twitter to share a sweet photo of the pair literally jumping for joy.
"We are celebrating today!" wrote Novak. "It's our anniversary #10years with my love @JelenaRisticNDF <3."
The three-time Wimbledon champion and his wife Jelena Ristić have been together for ten years
The tennis ace, who is currently ranked world No. 1 in men's singles tennis, often shares photos of his family on Instagram, although he maintains a degree of privacy by hiding his son's face. A recent picture Novak posted showed the father-son duo at home, playing on the floor with a tennis racket.
"A little post tournament hang time with my boy :)," wrote the sportsman. "He says just the right things to make a wonderful day even better! #playtimefun #Noleday."