Novak Djokovic's Girlfriend Is the Most Freakishly Intense WAG in Sports

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IJune 9, 2012

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 27:  Jelena Ristic, girlfriend of Novak Djokovic of Serbia, watches the men's semifinal match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Novak Djokovic of Serbia during day twelve of the 2012 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 27, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images)
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As mentally tough and intense as Novak Djokovic is, he might not be into his matches as much as his girlfriend.

Jelena Ristic attends many of Djokovic's matches, and her movie star good looks has the camera finding her often as Nole trudges away on the court, and it usually does not find her sitting back casually to enjoy an afternoon of tennis. 

She lives and dies on every point, and given Djokovic's propensity to play in long, grueling matches this intensity is frequently on vivid display.  

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In fact, you could just watch her for a match and have a great idea as to how the action is unfolding. For instance, you might see a look like the one on the side. 

When we see this look of dismay, it would be safe to assume that Nole is having some kind of struggle on the court. 

This next look of relaxed, thinly veiled contempt, is a good indication that the chair umpire made a terrible call that went against her boyfriend. 

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 23:  Jelena Ristic, girlfriend of Novak Djokovic of Serbia watches his fourth round match against Lleyton Hewitt of Australia during day eight of the 2012 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2012 in Melbourne, A
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In a typical Djokovic match, there are plenty of long points that end with a spectacular shot from Nole. We would know when one of those occurred when miss Ristic flashes this look. 

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29:  Jelena Ristic, girlfriend of Novak Djokovic of Serbia, watches Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Rafael Nadal of Spain in their men's finals match during day fourteen of the 2012 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January
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Of course, not all of his points are won in spectacular fashion. Here is a look that is quite common during Djokovic's matches. 

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08:  Jelena Ristic girlfirend of Novak Djokovic of Serbia watches Djokovic play against Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia during Day Eleven of the 2011 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2011 in t
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That one was undoubtedly inspired by yet another amazingly dominant shot that Nole has turned into common place, which invariably leads to a look like this next one. 

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 05:  Jelena Ristic (2nd L), girlfriend of Novak Djokovic of Serbia watches his men's singles quarter final match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during day 10 of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 5, 2012 in Paris, France.
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The standing ovation for her boyfriend undoubtedly means that Nole has wrapped up another victory. 

While this strategy may be effective, it could lead to a few puzzling moments. Like the ones that result after this look:

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29:  Jelena Ristic (R), girlfriend of Novak Djokovic of Serbia, arrives to watch Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Rafael Nadal of Spain in their men's finals match during day fourteen of the 2012 Australian Open at Melbourne Par
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This puzzled look would lead me to guessing that Nole's pants fell off while running for a shot, but that probably wasn't the case. 

So the system may not be fool proof, but there are worse ways to enjoy a match.