World No. 1 Novak Djokovic says he understands why the media are trying to portray his marriage with Jelena as damaged but he doesn't give it any attention because everything is great between the couple. After winning the 2016 French Open and completing a long-awaited Career Grand Slam, Djokovic's form dropped and it took him more than two years to win another Major.
At the time, there were rumors that Djokovic was dealing with private issues off the court and that he was working on fixing his marriage. But those claims were nothing but just false rumors as many were trying to find a reason for Djokovic struggling to play his best tennis.
"I don't read or follow the media, mostly not. So I'm not upset. I understand that it is more interesting for people to read Nole and Jelena are getting divorced than Nole and Jelena are in love. But that doesn't affect Jelena and me because we really love each other," Djokovic told Blic, as revealed on Sportskeeda.
"Neither Jelena nor I are burdened with such formalities. We both experience our relationship by nurturing it every day, not neglecting what makes our love so strong. It is important for every relationship that we understand things and that we do not neglect it.
Business, private, love, family, marriage ... I have dedicated everything that is important to us."
Novak Djokovic couldn't be happier with his wife
After years of dating, Djokovic and his wife Jelena tied the know in 2014.
"She is the most complete person I know. Open and full of support. I grow with her, just as I try to make her grow with me," Djokovic said of his wife. When asked if he thinks fathers have a closer relationship with daughters than sons, Djokovic said: "I don't want to generalize, but I think it is.
Tara is so sweet, gentle; now she is looking for me more and more. It used to be mom, mom. Now that he sees me, he hugs me so tenderly that the world stops. Djokovic, 33, has two kids -- son Stefan and daughter Tara. "I would like them to believe in their dreams, to dream, to work hard, and for their dreams to come true. I live my dream. I want that for my children as well," Novak Djokovic said.