For the first time in seven years, Novak Djokovic will play a Wimbledon lead-up event. The former No. 1 has accepted a wildcard into next week’s Eastbourne event.
“This will be my first trip to Eastbourne, I have heard great things about the tournament,” Djokovic said. “I am looking forward to fine tuning my grass court game there ahead of Wimbledon.”
Now ranked No. 4, Djokovic has just one title on the year at Doha where he beat Andy Murray, and recently gave a flat performance in a loss to Dominic Thiem in the French Open quarterfinals.
Gael Monfils, John Isner and Feliciano Lopez are also in the tournament.
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