Marathon man John Isner will be looking to go the distance at Eastbourne this year after confirming he will make his debut at the Aegon International.

The world No.23 made Wimbledon history in 2010 when he was involved in the longest singles match ever played, eventually beating Nicolas Mahut after an epic 11 hours and five minute battle.

Isner boasts an impressive grass court pedigree having won on the surface at Newport in 2011 and 2012 while reaching the third round at Wimbledon for the past three years.

The 32-year-old American joins British Davis Cup star Dan Evans in committing to the tournament which runs at Devonshire Park from June 23 to July 1.

Isner said: “I’m excited to be playing the Aegon International for the first time. I’ve heard the Eastbourne fans are very welcoming and they really know their tennis.

“The guys who have played at Devonshire Park in the past say the grass courts there are world class, so it’s the perfect place for me to tune-up for Wimbledon.”

The historic Aegon International sees the return of the men’s draw for the first time in three years, with the men’s and women’s draws awarding a combined prize pool of more than €1.4 million in 2017.

Now in its 43rd year, the Aegon International boasts Andy Roddick, Feliciano Lopez and Andreas Seppi among its former men’s champions, while Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters have all claimed the women’s title on the seaside lawns of Devonshire Park.

Gavin Fletcher, tournament director for the Aegon International, said: “The return of the men to Eastbourne in 2017 has been hotly anticipated and we can’t wait to watch another fascinating draw play out.”

Local favourite Johanna Konta has already confirmed her place in the tournament and is joined by fellow top 15 players Karolina Pliskova, Dominika Cibulkova, Agnieszka Radwanska, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Caroline Wozniacki.

Entries for the main draw of the tournament close on Monday with more big names expected to be added to the line-up.