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Troubled Djokovic to play Wimbledon warm-up at Queen’s Club

London: Novak Djokovic will aim to get his troubled season back on track at Queen's Club after the former world number one accepted a wild card entry into the Wimbledon warm-up event.

Djokovic is a lowly 21st in the ATP rankings after the struggling Serb's wretched run continued with an embarrassing French Open quarter-final defeat against Italian journeyman Marco Cecchinato last week.

Following that stunning setback, the 31-year-old had said he might miss Wimbledon, which gets underway on July 2, in a bid to give him time to refocus following a turbulent year.

But Djokovic, a three-time Wimbledon champion, has instead decided to start his preparations for the grass-court Grand Slam earlier than usual by entering the prestigious Queen's tournament, starting in west London on June 18.

"I am very excited to be playing the Fever-Tree Championships again. I have happy memories of reaching the final at the Queen's Club 10 years ago and also winning the doubles title," Djokovic said in a statement released by tournament organisers on Monday.

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