When i think back to some of the top juniours that turned pro a few years ago the names that were being banded about were guys like: Monfils, Nadal, Gasquet, Berdych, Murray and Baghdatis. There was talk of Djokovic but he was not one of the main contenders. I thought that the main guys would have been Berdych, Gasquet and Baghdatis. I expected one of these three to have won or been in more than 1 grand slam final by now. I am especially disapointed by the showings of both Baghdatis and Gasquet at Grand slams. Monfils and Murray have equally been disappointing especially Monfils. It is interesting to point out that when Djokovic defeated Monfils at the US Open in 2005 many poeple were talking about Monfils as the next big thing and few mentioned Djokovic as a potential champion. How ironic is it that Djokovic is now the best young player apart from Nadal who is older by 1 year. I can now see Djokovic winning a few slams and becoming world no 1 and more importantly ending the year at no 1. The future no 1 when Fed hangs up his racket at present IMHO will be contested between Djokovic, Nadal, Baghdatis and Gasquet (still got faith in him). I now have the feeling that Djokovic will take over Fed's dominance on hard courts and perhaps even grass. Novak's game translates well on all surfaces. He has won on clay, hard courts and has made the SF at both RG and Wimbledon. He may well win all four grand slams if he continues to be proficient on all surfaces. If that continues then Nadal has a lot to lose, moreso that Federer who will be gone once he breaks the records he wants. Nadal by contrast will have to deal with Djokovic throughout the remainder of his career. Ouch! I wouldn't want to be Nadal who has had to deal with one of the greatest players of all time, patiently waiting for nature to take its course and take over the reigns of power,only to be threatened by a younger and more determined foe. Thoughts!