Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Batten down the hatches, North America. Serbia's 20-year-old tennis supernova has landed in Montreal and, according to his own site, is "oozing with confidence." Novak Djokovic's semi-final showings at the Euro-slams cemented his place just below Rog and Rafa in the rankings, but now that he's back on his beloved hardcourt surface, look for this lean machine to give those two titans some serious competition. Today he undid the resurgent, ever-dangerous and tantrum-prone Nicolas Kiefer 6-3, 6-3 at the Rogers cup. Expect the confidence to grow all the way to Flushing Meadows.