LONDON, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic will warm up for the defence of his grand slam crown this summer on public park tennis courts in Liverpool.
The enigmatic Croatian is to play in the inaugural Liverpool International Tournament, organisers announced on Monday.
Ivanisevic will be top seed at the grasscourt event at Calderstones Park, in the leafy suburbs of Liverpool, north-west England.
He will be joined by players from the world's top 50 in the event which begins on June 16.
The 24-man event will be the first major tennis tournament in Britain to be held in a public park.
Organisers are currently preparing the courts and a tented village will be created for the event, complete with an 8,000-seater arena.
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