By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
On your head son: Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic plays with a football as he holidays in St Tropez
As the newly-crowned World No.1 men's tennis player, Novak Djokovic is known for his ball skills.
But the Serbian star showed he's just as nifty with a football as he played in the Mediterranean yesterday.
Following his stunning season, the 24-year-old treated his girlfriend Jelena Ristic to a sunshine break on the French Riviera.
Flirty: Djokovic appeared in a playful mood with his blonde girlfriend Jelena Ristic
Looking tanned and relaxed, the devout Orthodox Christian played with his blonde partner and their dog in the sea.
He recently hinted the couple are hoping to wed after noting improvements to married tennis players.
He said: '“It might even be good for my game. I have a feeling Roger Federer was much more relaxed after he got married and became a father. Maybe I’ll find the same experience.'
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His break comes less than two weeks after he knocked Spaniard Rafael Nadal off the top of the world ranking when he clinched the Wimbledon title.
Earlier this month,he was treated to a royal reception when he was greeted by 100,000 Serbians in Belgrade.
'This is absolutely unbelievable and I owe all of you eternal gratitude for this reception,' an elated Djokovic said as he held aloft the trophy.
Furry friend: The couple shared a laugh as they held their dog aloft the water
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'The time has come to bare all my emotions to you and all I can say is that you are the best in the world because only Serbian fans can throw a party like this. You have made the happiest day of my life even better and I dedicate this trophy to you.
'We have a soul that is second to none and with the team event coming up, I can promise you we will do everything in our power to win it all again.'