Nole receives wild card into pre-Wimbledon event in Eastbourne

Three-time Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has been awarded a wild card into the Aegon International in Eastbourne which begins on June 26.

The 30-year-old Belgrade native has decided to give himself some extra preparation for The Championships as the Eastbourne event is played just a week before the third Major event of the season.

Novak will be making his debut appearance at the ATP World Tour 250 grass-court tournament at Devonshire Park.

“This will be my first trip to Eastbourne, I have heard great things about the tournament,” said the 12-time Grand Slam titlist Djokovic. “I am looking forward to fine tuning my grass court game there ahead of Wimbledon.”

The Serbian star will be joined by two-time champion Feliciano Lopez, last year’s winner Steve Johnson and other great players such as Richard Gasquet, Gael Monfils and John Isner.

Singles main draw ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 24, at 13:15 CET.

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