Djokovic to play Queen's Club—joining Murray?—and extends coach Vajda

by: Kamakshi Tandon | June 13, 2018

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Novak Djokovic took a wild card into next week's grass tournament at Queen's Club. (AP)

Novak Djokovic has confirmed he will compete during the grass-court season, taking a wild card into next week's tournment at Queen's Club.

The Serb previously said he did not know if he would play on grass, though the statement was in the heat of his quarterfinal defeat at the French Open. 

"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," Djokovic said in a tournament statement.

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Djokovic also announced that his coach, Marian Vajda, and trainer, Gebhard Phil-Gritsch, who have recently returned to his team, will work with him during the grass-court season.

Andy Murray, who withdrew from this week's grass-court event at 's-Hertogenbosch, could also play at Queen's Club, according to the Daily Mail. The 31-year-old former No. 1 had planned to make his return from his surgery during the grass-court season, but appeared to have run into delays. But he recently announced he is now training again and still aims to play in the next few weeks.

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