New Favorite Djokovic Rolls Into Semis

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After Rafael Nadal withdrew and Andy Roddick retired and Roger Federer stumbled earlier than expected, the United States Open spotlight again settled on Novak Djokovic, at once the world’s second-ranked player and, for most of this tournament, an afterthought.

Remember him?

Djokovic deserved more in this U.S. Open. More attention. More platitudes. More respect. He earned all that the hard way, each victory more emphatic than the last, until in the past two...

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