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Novak Djokovic on vacation with Jelena Ristic in Greece

World number two Novak Djokovic was spotted while enjoying holidays with his girl friend Jelena Ristic in Greece. In the picture, Djokovic and Ristic were also accompanied by their pet dog.
Tennis Stories  17 Jul 2012 - 00:05 / by Talha Asif / reads 5370.
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World number two Novak Djokovic was spotted while enjoying holidays with his girl friend Jelena Ristic in Greece. In the picture, Djokovic and Ristic were also accompanied by their pet dog.

The five-time Grand Slam champion and his girl friend were looking fresh, as they wore comfortable outfits to relax in the sun.

The other two members of the top three in tennis, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, had chosen the Italian island city of Sardinia to spend their vacations but the Serbian decided to go to the ancient country of Greece.

Djokovic was in dire need of a break from tennis to conserve his energy for the rest of the season as he had been continuously playing at the top level the last five months.

The Serbian failed to defend his Wimbledon title, as he lost to Roger Federer in four sets in the semi-finals. Federer went on to win the crown and replaced Djokovic from the top of world rankings.

In 2012, Djokovic could not achieve the same unbelievable results that he had last year but still he was able to do well at almost all of the tournaments he participated.

The Serbian defeated Rafael Nadal to defend his Australian Open title at the start of this season. He also succeeded in retaining his BNP Paribas crown which is the first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event of the year.
During the clay court season, he was beaten by the King of clay Nadal in the final of Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, Internazionali BNL d’Italia and the French Open.

After recharging his batteries, Djokovic will be aiming to win Gold Medal at the London Olympics.
 

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