Djokovic: Men’s Tennis in Good Health

Updated: June 14, 2012

Novak Djokovic believes the standard of tennis at the top of the men’s game and his current rivalry with Rafael Nadal is good for the sport.

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The ‘big four’ of Djokovic, Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray has almost become a big two as the Serbian ace and Spanish legend have contested the last four Grand Slams finals, with Djokovic winning three in a row before Nadal claimed the French Open on Monday.

However the World No.1 disagrees and feels that the rivalries at the top of the game between all the best players will help the game to get better and better.

“Federer and Nadal have still, I think, the biggest rivalry in the sport, because they have been at the top for so many years, they have been so dominant,” he said. “I just joined that rivalry recently, a couple of years ago. I think the sport is experiencing some really good times now.”

A number of ex-players feel that the current game lacks the characters of yesteryear but the five-time Grand Slam winner is having none of it.

“We’re attracting a lot of attention to men’s tennis because we have these four great players like Nadal, Federer, Murray and myself and many more will get to this level in the future. We have some great players, some charismatic players, a lot of personalities,” he added. “This is good for tennis.”

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