Belgrade, Serbia: Novak Djokovic is a proud father. The top-ranked tennis player tweeted Wednesday that he and his wife, Jelena, were celebrating the birth of their first child -- a boy named Stefan.
"Stefan, our baby angel was born!" Djokovic posted on Twitter early Wednesday. "I'm so proud of my beautiful wife Jelena! Thank you so much for your love and support. We love you all!!!"
On his website, Djokovic said the "birth passed in the best way, and the baby and the mother are feeling fine." RTS, Serbia's state TV, reported that Djokovic's wife gave on Tuesday in Nice, France, close to Monaco where they reside.
The new parents first met in high school, and they have been together for more than eight years. The couple married on July 10, four days after Djokovic won Wimbledon by beating Roger Federer in the final.
Djokovic said on his website that he intends to play at the Paris Masters next week where he will try to defend the title and stave off Federer's challenge for the year-end No. 1 ranking.
The Serbian said he will spend "several days with the baby and wife Jelena" before travelling to Paris.