Djokovic Joins Stunning Fever-Tree Championships Line-up at The Queen’s Club

The great Novak Djokovic will play in the Fever-Tree Championships after taking a late wild card into the tournament that starts at The Queen’s Club next Monday.

Djokovic, runner-up to Rafael Nadal 10 years ago in the 2008 final, adds significantly to what is already the strongest entry list in the tournament’s history.

The former World No.1, winner of 12 Grand Slam singles titles including three at Wimbledon (2011, 2014, 2015), last played at The Queen’s Club in 2010, winning the doubles title alongside Jonathan Erlich.

Djokovic said: ‘I am very excited to be playing the Fever-Tree Championships again. I have happy memories of reaching the final at The Queen’s Club 10 years ago and also winning the doubles title. The atmosphere is always great and I am looking forward to playing in front of the British crowd again. After the exciting events in Rome and Paris, I'm ready for new challenges. Grass is very special, it is the rarest of surfaces so I'm happy I'll have the opportunity to compete at this strong tournament, which will also be a great preparation for Wimbledon. Marian Vajda and Gebhard Phil-Gritsch will be with me in London, and this makes me happy.’

Stephen Farrow, Tournament Director, said: ‘We have been hoping Novak would come back to play in the Fever-Tree Championships for years and this is fantastic news for all of us - our ticket-holders, sponsors, broadcasters and the wider media. Novak is one of the best players in the sport’s history, he adds even more strength to our player line-up, and we can’t wait to see him on grass at The Queen’s Club.’

He joins a singles line-up led by World No.1Nadal, 5-time champion Andy Murray, and fellow Grand Slam title winners Juan Martin del Potro, Marin Cilic and Stan Wawrinka.

The Fever-Tree Championships still has two more wild cards remaining because Djokovic receives an A+ wild card - reserved for those players voted onto the ATP-500 premier player list at the start of every year.

The Fever-Tree Championships will be covered throughout by BBC television, radio and online, by Amazon Prime Video for the first time and around the world in more than 40 countries.

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