Novak made his first grasscourt appearance before The Championships on Wednesday, at The Boodles – the traditional Wimbledon warm-up event.
In his first match on the surface, the world no.1 lost to David Goffin, 3-6, 5-7.
It is Nole’s 11th consecutive visit to The Boodles in preparation for the defence of his Wimbledon title.
The 29-year-old Serbian star leads the stellar field at Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire, including Juan Martin del Potro, Nick Kyrgios, Alexander Zverev, Borna Coric, Viktor Troicki, Janko Tipsarevic, John Isner…
The Boodles celebrates its 15th anniversary from 21st – 25th June.
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