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Novak Djokovic Beat Roger Federer at the Australian Open, Wow

This week has been perfect for me; I’m not used to watching live sporting events while doing the site. With the Australian Open, I’ve been catching all the matches live and have witnessed the upsets as they’ve occurred. And of all the results these past two weeks, perhaps none was more significant than Novak Djokovic beating Roger Federer. Djokovic knocked off Federer in straight sets, though I wouldn’t call it a dominant win. Djokovic controlled the match, yet he struggled against the world’s top player. But Novak had confidence, and he had the strokes, and he didn’t crumble when he got down a break in the 1st set, nor when he trailed in the third set tiebreaker before closing out the match. Novak without a doubt proved that he is for real, and that there is a bonafide change on the tennis landscape.

Roger Federer is a man in the prime of his career, at the peak of his game. He rarely loses. He hardly even loses sets. He has reached the finals of the past 10 grand slam events, and won eight of them. Such a run in men’s tennis is unprecedented. Roger Federer has easily been the most dominant player in sports over the past three years. As he said in his post-match press conference, he’s created a monster because he needs to win every tournament. Everyone wonders about him if he even loses a set in a match — they say he’s playing poorly. And alas, Federer was knocked off the mountain top, by someone other than Nadal, on a surface other than clay, in a Grand Slam. And that is a monumental event in men’s tennis. Novak Djokovic has most definitely arrived.

(and may he continue his hilarious impressions and karaoke)

Sharapova and Djokovic an Item?

That’s what the New York Post is suggesting, as they’ve been known to do from time-to-time. Novak denied the rumor saying that the two are “just friends.” However, Sharapova was seen cheering for Djokovic in the finals of the US Open, and then the two reportedly followed up a Chinese dinner with all-night karaoke. Maybe there’s a reason Djokovic’s impression of Sharapova is so dead on. Just one question, if they were in fact practicing karaoke together, did it look like this?

Novak Djokovic, Hilarious Impressions

You probably saw the clips rolling around on SportsCenter last night, but they’re too good for me not to post. Young stud tennis player Novak Djokovic of Serbia, who has reached three straight grand slam semifinals (and who this blogger believes has the best backhand in the game), might also be the most entertaining personality in the game as well. Check out the impressions he broke out with following his quarterfinal victory. First it’s Sharapova, then it’s Rafael Nadal.

That video was thanks to unabashed tennis fan Chris Mottram over at Mr. Irrelevant and The Postmen. Little did I know however, that Novak is quite well-known for these impressions. Check out these ones as well:

Anyone who can rip off a Goran performance is OK in my book. Nicely done Novak, nicely done.