With the grass season still a month away, players are already beginning to sign up to tournaments in the lead up to the third Grand Slam of the year, Wimbledon. And at the tennis Hurlingham exhibition, they have recently confirmed the participation of three players: Tomas Berdych, Richard Gasquet and Jack Sock.
Berdych, Gasquet, Sock announced for exhibition
Having already confirmed the participation of five well known former players, Greg Rusedski, Mark Philippoussis, Thomas Enqvist, Fabrice Santoro, Mansour Bahrami, according to the official website of Hurlingham Tennis Classic, three well-known players are the latest announcements for the grass exhibition event, which is owned and managed by IMG.
30-year-old Berdych is well known personality at the Hurlingham event, which takes part from the 21-24 of June, will be his ninth and fourth consecutive appearance. Frenchman and world number 10, Richard Gasquet has previously played the exhibition in the past and has some experience will be making his third comeback at Hurlingham and there will be a new face at the club this year, debutant American Jack Sock.
An excited Jan Felgate, Tournament Chairman said: "We are excited to welcome Tomas and Richard back to the Tennis Classic at Hurlingham as they've made the event a part of their annual Wimbledon preparations and the crowd will enjoy watching them play yet again. It's great to add Jack Sock to our world-class player line up as he is an exciting young talent. We hope our guests enjoy another year of unforgettable tennis coupled with the best in London's hospitality."
Other players confirmed
The Hurlingham exhibiton boasts some of the greatest players past and present. This year will see a star-studded line up inluding: 2013 Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, Grigor Dimitrov, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Spaniard Feliciano Lopez. Former players also enjoy coming down to the club, picking up a racket and hitting a few balls. Pat Cash, 1987 Wimbledon champion has also announced his confirmation for the grass court tournament. The Australian will be joining five other well-known former players.