Djokovic happy with state of men's game
Novak Djokovic believes the standard of tennis at the top of the game and his current rivalry with Rafael Nadal is good for the sport.
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 last weekend. Murray gatecrashed the party at the 2011 Australian Open but lost to Djokovic in the final, while Federer faced Nadal at Roland Garros last year but came up short once again on the red surface, but, those two aside, the word numbers one and two have monopolised the Grand Slams. There are some sections of the media who feel that the men's game is becoming a bit predictable, with nobody else really getting look in at the big events. Djokovic disagrees, however, and feels that the rivalries at the top of the game between all the best players will help to keep the public's interest up. "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 two great players, and Murray, myself, and we really have some great players, some charismatic players, a lot of personalities," he added. "This is good for tennis."