Djokovic someone even American fans can get behind

Novak Djokovic might not have won the U.S. Open, but he could not have picked a better city -- or time -- to introduce himself to the rest of the world.

Updated: September 10, 2007, 10:53 AM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | Special to ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Men's tennis cried out for two things when the 2007 season began: a player to challenge Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, and a personality to fill the vacuum left by Andre Agassi's retirement. Most players would have been daunted by the help wanted ad.

Seeking attractive, articulate, multi-lingual player with a keen sense of humor and obvious joy in his work. Appealing family and struggles in early years preferred. Must be capable of reaching late rounds of Grand Slam events. ...

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