Originally Posted by Mainad
He did go on to win the 2008 WTF and 2 more Masters that year (IW and Rome) and narrowly lost in the final of Cincinnati but it's true that winning his first Slam didn't herald any surge of dominance for Djokovic. Federer and Nadal remained the two top players for the next 3 years and Djokovic didn't even make another Slam final until 2010 USO, 2 years and 8 months after winning his maiden Slam at 2008 AO.
However after reaching his 2nd Slam final (2010 USO), Djokovic went on his roll and has made no less than 6 out of the 8 Slam finals played since then, winning 4 of them. It was that 2nd Slam final appearance, even though he lost, that seems to have been the trigger that propelled him to his present dominance of the men's tour!
It was actually his 3rd slam final appearance.
USO 2007, AO 2008 (Won), USO 2010....