Roger Federer lost to Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open semifinals this morning, ending his streak of 10 straight Grand Slam finals. It's a testament to Federer's dominance that the world is shocked when he loses to the #3 seed in the tournament. He lost in straight sets at a Grand Slam for the first time since 2004.
Djokovic now faces unseeded and unknow Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the finals on Sunday (3:30AM Eastern Time). ESPN and the tournament organizers have to be distraught at this result. Just a few days ago, it looked like they were set up for another Federer-Nadal final. For casual men's tennis fans, that's about as good as it gets, since Andy Roddick sucks now. Instead, they have a good but relatively uninteresting player in Djokovic facing the #38 ranked player in the world, who has never won a singles title. At 3:30 in the morning. The ratings for that are going to be worse than "Viva Laughlin."