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A watchful eye on the big names

Each day at the Australian Open, ESPN.com lends an inside look at the game's brightest stars.

Updated: January 21, 2009, 1:49 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

Each day at the Australian Open, ESPN.com is tracking the game's brightest stars, providing an inside look at their matches, practices and routines.

Wednesday Jan. 21 MELBOURNE, Australia -- What a year Novak Djokovic endured in 2008.

Fulfilling the promise shown a season before, the Serb became a national treasure by winning a first Grand Slam title in Australia, downing Roger Federer in the process. That was, well, most of the good news.

To succinctly sum up the bad, ...

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