Almost everyone believes Novak Djokovic will win the 2011 U.S. Open.
Fans are saying it, oddsmakers are saying it and even some here at Bleacher Report are saying it. But, despite the overwhelming majority that is siding with the Serb, former universal favorite Roger Federer still very much has a shot at winning the U.S. Open himself.
It was only a short few years ago that the conversation before the commencement of any major began and ended with Federer. But now, with the all-time leader in Grand Slam titles a little older and his rivals a little more polished, there seems to be a greater number of people pushing him out the door than showing their support.
Djokovic may indeed have every right to be the favorite here. But there is no such thing as a sure thing in tennis, and that is only more true when Roger Federer is in the discussion.
Here are five reasons why you can't count him out yet.