Djokovic: 'It's a great era of men's tennis'

"The four of us have produced a lot of great matches and rivalries. I think from one way it's good for the sport. In the other hand, you can't expect it's going to last for a long time. Eventually there will be a different winner," said Novak Djokovic about the Big Four's domination of tennis.

Novak Djokovic said that the Big Four's — Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and himself — domination has been good for tennis.   -  AP

In the last 15 years, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have allowed no man to win at Wimbledon. The foursome, this time, has progressed to the second round and is in line to meet in the semifinals.

"It's a great era of men's tennis, no doubt," said Djokovic, when a question regarding the Big Four's domination of Wimbledon was raised after his first round win against Slovakia's Martin Klizan.

"The four of us have produced a lot of great matches and rivalries. I think from one way it's good for the sport. In the other hand, you can't expect it's going to last for a long time. Eventually there will be a different winner," he said.

Djokovic spent a little over 40 minutes at the Centre Court as Klizan retired in the second set as the former led 6-3, 2-0. About players retiring in matches back to back and prize money, he said, "I think it's a fair point. Maybe it should be addressed."

"I think the new rule that the ATP has reinforced allows players who deserve already, who have made it to the Grand Slam main draw, to get what they deserve, but at the other hand allow someone else to play if they can. I support that kind of rule."

Djokovic will play Czech Republic's Adam Pavlásek in the second round.