Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic has revealed how he proposed his wife Jelena and took her by surprise. Reportedly, the marriage proposal went down in September 2013 and the two tied the knot several months later in July 2014.
"She thought we’re going hiking or something like this but we went for a hot air balloon ride. I arranged another hot air balloon in the distance that when we were coming closer to it, it rises and released the banner sign ‘will you marry me"' Djokovic revealed on ‘In Depth with Graham Bensinger, per Essentially Sports.
Djokovic and Jelena recalled the full story how the proposal went down. "I say are we meant to meet another hot-air balloon on our way and he goes like no this is awkward what’s happening," Jelena said. Djokovic continued: "So there was a panic as the balloon started going down and she was like ‘oh my God’ (as there was a hole in the balloon)."
Then the key moment happened as Jelena said: "And then the thing goes down and I’m reading it slowly because it’s letter up. I’m like what will you marry me. But I’m like its a commercial? Is he crazy at 7:00 am? Why would want to put a commercial out? It’s not a commercial banner and he’s already down on the knee."
In the end, it all finished worked out well and Djokovic was more than happy as he concluded: "She keeps on telling me, she knows me so well that I can’t surprise her. But I am really glad that I managed to surprise her that time when I needed to."