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Lost in the spotlight fine with Djokovic

His ballyhooed impersonations earned him instant fame a year ago. But after a mundane 2008 summer, a more subdued Novak Djokovic has tabled his pugnacious persona, and it's working out just nifty.

Originally Published: November 14, 2008
By Sandra Harwitt | Special to ESPN.com

SHANGHAI, China -- It's not all that unusual to find an acclaimed player has become the forgotten man at a tournament.

At this year's season-ending Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, that man is world No. 3 Novak Djokovic. The Serbian, who answers to the title of reigning Australian Open champion, is the most ignored guy from the top four this week.

Rafael Nadal, who is benched with knee tendinitis, was making headlines as the absent world No. 1. Roger Federer was front ...

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