Queen’s Club in London saw the top three seeds of the Aegon Championships bow out in the First Round itself with Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic all crashing out of the event.
The Scot lost to Lucky Loser Jordon Thompson from Australia in straight sets 7-6, 6-2 after what was an amazing performance by the young Australian.
Though Murray fought his way in the first set, he was no match to the Australian’s heavy serving and precise hitting.
Thompson stepped up his game after he won the opening set and then kept his foot on the gas to eventually serve out the match in style after what was a jittery service game.
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Wawrinka was not lucky as he played an in-form Spaniard Feliciano Lopez. Lopez, one of the biggest serving players on the ATP Tour is always a threat to play on grass.
He came into the Queen’s event following a Finals appearance at the Mercedes Cup.
He stayed true to his game as he served very well and took the Opening Set in a tie break and kept himself ahead in the Second Set to keep the pressure on the Swiss, who faltered right at the end, getting himself broken in the Twelfth Game and losing the match in straight sets.
Another Australian caused a major upset at Queen’s with Thanasi Kokkinakis edging past the big serving Milos Raonic in two closely contested sets 7-6, 7-6.
Both players kept serving big, sharing a total of 33 aces between the two.
Though Milos did not face a single break point on serve, he failed to convert all the 9 he had with Kokkinakis making the most of this moment and eventually outplaying the Canadian.