Novak Djokovic tops LeBron, White

Originally Published: January 31, 2012
ESPN

While many of you were probably nestled snug in your beds early Sunday morning, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were engaged in a grueling 5-hour, 53-minute Grand Slam battle royale. In the end, iron man Djokovic won out to capture the Australian Open title and this week's top Cross-Sport Power Rankings honor.

But here's the tricky part: How do you compare what Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka accomplished to the gold-medal-worthy feats Shaun White and Heath Frisby showcased in Winter X competition? A lot of tennis players can say they won the Aussie Open, but no other athlete can lay claim to the stunts White and Frisby pulled off.

Our panel made its decision on the subject, but we want to hear from you. You can make your own ranking here and state your case in the comments section. If we like what we see, we'll ask you to join us next week as a guest ranker.

2012 Cross-Sport Power Rankings panel: Sara Walsh, John Buccigross, Robert Flores, Michael Smith, Bram Weinstein, Mike Hill, Jorge Andres, Charissa Thompson, DJ Gallo, Jim Basquil, Kevin Connors, Will Selva, Jeff MacGregor and Steve Weissman.

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