Djokovic joins Alcaraz, Rune in pre-Wimbledon tournament

Novak Djokovic is set to join Carlos Alcaraz and Holger Rune in playing the Hurlingham Tennis Classic ahead of Wimbledon.
The SW19 curtain-raiser takes place from 27 June to 1 July, and provides the last chance for players to hone their grass-court games before the third major of the year kicks off just down the road on July 3.
It will be the only match preparation Djokovic has before Wimbledon as the 36-year-old seeks to recover from his endeavours in winning the French Open earlier this month.
Alcaraz and Rune are both playing at Queen’s this week, as the two young stars try to pack in more matches to gain more time on the grass.
Also confirmed in the field is Casper Ruud, who reached the final at Roland-Garros – losing to Djokovic in straight sets – and British No. 1 Cameron Norrie.
Previous editions of the event have seen Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray take part in the exhibition-style matches.
Djokovic will be going for a record-extending 24th men’s major at Wimbledon this year, with rival Rafael Nadal – on 22 – still missing through injury.