Novak djokovic dating anna
In his family's Belgrade office, in one of the city's ubiquitous concrete blocks, the young man who is the family business offers drinks with the kind of manners that would please your mum.
There have, it transpires, been a few phone calls from hopeful mothers.
As we head up Zurich's old cobbled streets, she is talking about travel, which, as a professional tennis player, takes up 90 per cent of her time.
Ivanovic reels off the matches played and the countries visited in the past year alone, and you cannot begin to calculate the air miles and the WTA kudos she has accumulated.
Grown men hurl themselves down the stadium steps to get closer. I wouldn't, because they're both playing great tennis.
The four greet one another as the old friends they are; Djokovic, living up to his heart-throb role, offers Ana an elaborate bow that ends on bended knee. Although they played at different clubs, Djokovic has practised and played with Ivanovic since they were five years old. She's attracting people wherever she goes because she's very bright and people recognise it and respect her. But I could never play with her per cent serious because I laugh with her more than anyone else. At the end of the evening, Djokovic and Tipsarevic join the band to sing a popular, though puzzling, song about friendship sample lyrics: Djokovic's voice is not what you would call tuneful, but right now he could release a recording of his tooth-brushing routine and still have a number-one hit.
Until their recent successes, tennis ranked lower on the sporting consciousness here than volleyball, handball and water polo. I still don't have the right breathing on the court, exhaling when you're hitting the ball. I was in the hospital and for three days I couldn't breathe because I had things in my nose, it was terrible. Alongside him sit his two younger brothers, teenager Marko and year-old Djordje, both promising players. When someone asks him who his tennis idols are, he replies: But I like myself the best.
Two of the most dynamic and humorous tennis players on the ATP and WTA tours today are Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova respectively.
She has such a great personality, very calm and very positive. Maybe one day, he says, he could be a singer, or an actor.
Even the swans turn their heads the better to catch this 6ft 1in peach-skinned girl as she walks, and talks, and sips her large Starbucks takeaway. She is wearing skinny jeans, a bitter-chocolate leather jacket and a cream silk scarf.
Since the French Open, the tennis federation has seen a 40 per cent increase in people playing the sport and basketball courts are being hijacked by children wanting to hit balls over an imaginary net. Anyway, who has the best body in the men's dressing room? But I just love the way he deals with the pressure. Apart from a wrestler, a drag racer and a kayaking quartet, Djokovic's only real competition for the title comes from Jankovic and Ivanovic.
I've said on national television here that I would really love to play for one of our football clubs when I finished my tennis career. He always plays well, always serves well in the important moments. At the buffet that follows her son's inevitable victory, his mum, Dijana, talks about the tennis academy that the family is hoping to establish in his name. Djokovic's father Srdjan was a skier for the former Yugoslavia, and his parents met on the piste; throughout Novak's childhood they ran a pizza-and-pancakes restaurant in the ski-resort town of Kapaonik.