Novak Djokovic to Headline a Stellar Field at The Boodles

May 7, 2013

World No.1 Novak Djokovic has confirmed that he will be returning to The Boodles grass-court tennis tournament as part of his preparations for Wimbledon this year. The Boodles will be held from 18th – 22nd of June 2013 at Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire.

Djokovic is a regular visitor to The Boodles and first competed at Stoke Park in 2006. Last year he took on Andy Murray in one of the most entertaining matches of the summer grass-court season.

“I’m so happy to be coming back to The Boodles. It’s always great preparation for Wimbledon for me because I know that the quality of the tennis and the opponents is always really high, drugs ” said Djokovic. “Stoke Park is a beautiful place to play and the crowd always makes it lots of fun for us too.”

isportconnect-boodles-bannerDjokovic will be joined at The Boodles 2013 by an all-star field including former US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro, capsule 2011 Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych and 2012 The Boodles champion Marin Cilic.

Talented Frenchman Richard Gasquest has also signed up to return and delight the crowds with his stunning backhand: “I am very happy to return to The Boodles to prepare for the Championships.  The quality of the player field makes it the ideal place to get ready for the third Grand Slam of the year.’

Another player sure to entertain The Boodles spectators is former junior Wimbledon champion Grigor Dimitrov who also acknowledged the quality of this year’s field: “The level of players at The Boodles is exactly what I need in order to prepare for Wimbledon this year.”

With more top players to be announced in the coming weeks Patricio Apey, tournament founder said:  “We are very lucky that top players choose The Boodles to prepare their Wimbledon campaign.  The players love coming because they know they get quality matches on great courts. The guests love the great food and hospitality that we put on at Stoke Park. We try to create a real English garden party atmosphere for everyone.”

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