Novak Djokovic prepares for Wimbledon by playing Eastbourne

Novak Djokovic will warm up for Wimbledon by playing the Aegon International at Eastbourne.

Novak Djokovic will prepare for Wimbledon by playing at Eastbourne. Picture: Dan Istitene/Getty Images

Djokovic has not entered an official grass-court competition between the French Open and Wimbledon since 2010, instead opting for rest and the odd exhibition match. This year, however, the Serbian has accepted a wild card for Eastbourne, an ATP 250 event, where he will be the No 1 seed next week.

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Djokovic will join the likes of Gael Monfils, Feliciano Lopez and John Isner on the south coast as the 12-time grand slam champion looks to find rhythm ahead of the start of Wimbledon on 3 July.

He has struggled for form over the last 12 months, failing to win any of the four major tournaments and going past the quarter-finals just once, at the US Open in September.

The 30-year-old began working with Andre Agassi at the French Open last month and the American has suggested the partnership will continue at Wimbledon.