Djokovic experienced a personal breakthrough and became the first Serbian player to win a Grand Slam singles title when he beat out the feisty Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final 4–6, 6–4, 6–3, 7–6 (7–2). Perhaps more notable about Djokovic’s tournament performance was his run to the final, in which he didn’t lose a single set—including a convincing semifinal win over Federer. It seemed like Djokovic was ready to upend the Federer-Nadal rivalry that was dominating the sport at the time.
We count down the most important moments in the tennis career of this month’s Men’s Fitness cover guy.
2008 Australian Open Win
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