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Djokovic heading to Eastbourne for Wimbledon warmup

2017 French Open - Day Four

PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 31: Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts during the mens singles first round match against Joao Sousa of Portugal Garros on May 31, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Novak Djokovic will play at the grass-court tournament in Eastbourne next week in preparation for Wimbledon.

Organizers say the No. 4-ranked Djokovic has accepted a wildcard into the main draw.

It will be the first time Djokovic has played a grass-court event between the French Open and Wimbledon since 2010. He is coming off a surprise straight-set loss to Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros.

Gael Monfils, Feliciano Lopez and John Isner are also playing at Eastbourne in southern England.