Novak Djokovic has taken an important decision regarding his short-term future. The Serbian is not going through his best period in career and in the last 12 months he has often taken unexpected decisions.
One of which was playing the AEGON International in Eastbourne in 2017 before Wimbledon.
This year, Djokovic will revert to what he had been doing between 2011-2016 when he never played a preparatory tournament before Wimbledon.
As such, Djokovic won't be defending his title in the event.
In Eastbourne, which has been renamed as the Nature Valley International this, and which will be held from 25th-30th June, there will be two top-20 players: Diego Schwartzman and Kyle Edmund, who recently achieved their career-high ranking.
There are obviously a lot of expectations on Edmund, who is having the best season of his career and who has succeeded Andy Murray as the British no. 1. The 2013 and 2014 champion Feliciano Lopez, David Ferrer and Denis Shapovalov have committed to play the event as well.