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Djokovic's golden opportunity

Updated: January 23, 2008, 2:06 PM ET
By James Martin, TENNIS.com

So much for a sophomore slump. Novak Djokovic, coming off his breakthrough season in 2007, has reached the Australian Open semifinals in convincing fashion. The Serb has not dropped a set, and he summarily dismissed a tough opponent, uber-retriever David Ferrer of Spain, in the quarterfinals to set up a blockbuster of a semifinal -- and a rematch of the 2007 U.S. Open final -- against Roger Federer.

While Federer was pushed to 10-8 in the fifth by another Serb, Janko Tipsarevic, ...

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