Novak Djokovic proud to play in same era as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal

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Novak Djokovic proud to play in same era as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal

Novak Djokovic reflected on how it feels to compete in the same era as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal. They have won 53 Grand Slam titles combined. The Serbian player said: "I mean, it's for me definitely an honor and pleasure to be part of the same era with these two guys, without a doubt.

I've said this millions of times before, that I am the player that I am today because of these guys, mostly because of the rivalries I have with two of them. I think it can only bring positive message and value to our sport, the fact that we're still playing, the fact we're still making history of the game.

It does transcend, I feel like, and hopefully does. It's like Tom Brady, for example, who at his age is still playing on the top level, winning rings and everything. LeBron James, Serena [Williams]. It's wonderful to be part of something that transcends the sport itself.

That also carries a lot of, I think, responsibility. You try to carry yourself in a right manner. "It's great that I'm one of these three guys and still very successful. We talked about it many times, of course, that you see new faces in sport.

Young guys will eventually replace us at the top spots of the world. This is going to happen? When? Hopefully not too soon, but it's going to happen. I guess we don't want that to happen soon, so... Eventually one day, I guess."