Novak Djokovic made a big announcement on Monday, just a few days after losing to the Italian Marco Cecchinato in the French Open quarter-finals. In press conference, following that match, the former world No. 1 had said he didn't know whether if play on grass. Well, now we have the answer: he will play not only Wimbledon, but also the Fever-Tree Championships at the Queen's Club next week.
A very excited Djokovic said: '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 (coach) and Gebhard Phil-Gritsch (fitness trainer) will be with me in London, and this makes me happy.'
Djokovic lost 2008 final to Rafael Nadal and won 2010 doubles title alongside Jonathan Erlich. He will play a grass-court event prior to Wimbledon for the second year in a row after winning Eastbourne in 2017. Last time it happened was 2009-2010.