Federer loss significant, but what are long-term effects?

Roger Federer inexplicably lost Down Under, but is his No. 1 ranking in jeopardy?

Updated: January 25, 2008, 12:57 PM ET
By Patrick McEnroe | ESPN

After the shocking semifinal just 24 hours prior, where Jo-Wilfried Tsonga stunned the No. 2 player in the world, Rafael Nadal, it seemed nothing could have upstaged that spectacle -- or could it?

Novak Djokovic outplayed, outhustled and outmaneuvered Roger Federer in every facet, ending a remarkable run by the world's top player Down Under. Djokovic's growth and maturity from last September's U.S. Open final was palpable. He counterpunched intelligently and was aggressive from the ...

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