The 14th edition of The Boodles exhibition event is set to begin Tuesday, June 23 and will feature a star-studded line-up of some of the world’s top male tennis players. Atop the roster for the 2015 edition is world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who is yet to step out on court for a professional grass court contest this season.
In a last minute addition to the event, former world No. 1 Rafael Nadal will also take part in the pre-Wimbledon exhibition event as he continues to work his way back to formidable form.
“We are delighted to have received the phone call from Rafa which just adds to an already excellent line-up. We are happy to do whatever we can to help Rafa finalise his Wimbledon preparations here at The Boodles 2015.” said Tournament Director and Founder Patricio Apey.
After losing just his second match ever at the French Open this year to be denied a 10th title at Roland Garros, Nadal fought valiantly all week in his first grass court tournament of the season Stuttgart to claim the title following a straight sets victory against Victor Troicki. He won the match 7-6(3), 6-3 to earn his first title on grass since the 2010 Wimbledon Championships. However, he followed that up with a opening round loss to Alexandr Dolgopolov at the Aegon Championships, which is likely why he is keen to get a few more matches in before Wimbledon, where he will be seeeded 10th this season.
Along with Djokovic and Nadal, both of whom are former Wimbledon champions, the tournament will also feature former Wimbledon semi-finalist Richard Gasquet and John Isner, as well as exciting youngsters Jack Sock, Thanasi Kokkinakis and Alexander Zverev.
The Boodles 2015 takes place from Tuesday 23rd – Saturday 27th June at Stoke Park.
The full player line-up for The Boodles 2015 is:
Order of Play for Tuesday 23rd June – first match 12.30pm:
Janko Tipsarevic v Lucas Pouille
Jack Sock v Philipp Kohlschreiber
John Isner v Thanasi Kokkinakis
not before 5pm
Lukas Rosol v Kevin Anderson