Selflessness can come at a price. Just ask Novak Djokovic, who set aside his own personal goals to help Serbia in Davis Cup -- and then rolled his ankle.
If this is the future of men's tennis, we'll take some more. Novak Djokovic, with his breathtaking will, slowed down the toughest player we've seen in generations.
After desultory performances in her previous two Slam finals, Ana Ivanovic finally saw her dream of capturing a Grand Slam title come to fruition. And to boot, she now owns the world No. 1 ranking.
The odds a city like Belgrade could germinate two dominating players seem remote. But Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic are on the precipice of a world No. 1 ranking -- because of each other.
With astonishing speed, Djokovic has distanced himself from the handful of yesterday's teenage phenoms. He has lifted his ranking 80 spots in two years, all the way to No. 3 in the world.