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Alex Bogdanovic loses to Grigor Dimitrov at Queen's

Aegon Championships
Venue: Queen's Club Date: 7-13 June
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Alex Bogdanovic
Bogdanovic will now attempt to qualify for Wimbledon

Alex Bogdanovic was knocked out of the Aegon Championships at Queen's with a 4-6 6-3 6-4 first-round defeat by Bulgarian wildcard Grigor Dimitrov.

Rain forced the suspension of play on Monday with the scores 6-4 3-6 and with Bogdanovic leading 2-1 in the third.

But when the match resumed Dimitrov held serve before breaking the British number two and serving out to set up a meeting with Feliciano Lopez.

There was better news for Andy Murray as he beat Ivan Navarro 7-6 (10-8) 6-3.

The 24-year-old is the last remaining Briton in the competition but there was no sign of him feeling the pressure as he saw off the challenge of Navarro.


Bogdanovic, on the other hand, joins compatriots Jamie Baker and James Ward in falling at the first hurdle and the world number 166 will now turn his attention to qualifying for Wimbledon having missed out on a wildcard.

After a morning rain delay, he started strongly with a thumping forehand winner giving him 0-15 on the Dimitrov serve.

But the 19-year-old held to level at 2-2 and then engineered two break points. They were both saved but Dimitrov gained a third opportunity and Bogdanovic sent down a double-fault.

Dimitrov was reeling off a series of booming serves and held in game six with an ace and then to 30 for a 5-3 lead.

Serving to stay in the match, 26-year-old Bogdanovic recovered from 15-40 to force Dimitrov to serve out.

Three forehand misses by the right-hander gave his British opponent late hope at deuce, but Bogdanovic could not capitalise and Dimitrov let out a huge roar on sealing victory and a second-round meeting with eighth seed Lopez.

In the doubles event, meanwhile, Britons Colin Fleming and Ken Skupski advanced into the next round following a 6-4 6-4 win over Stephen Huss and Gael Monfils, who suffered a second-round defeat in the singles event to Rainer Schuettler earlier.

But there were exits for British number one Ross Hutchins and his Australian partner Jordan Kerr, who suffered a 6-3 6-4 opening-round defeat by Karol Beck and David Skoch.

Jamie Delgado and partner Jonny Marray also went down to a 7-5 6-3 defeat by world number three Novak Djokovic and Israeli partner Jonathan Erlich.

And British duo Dominic Inglot and Chris Eaton were soundly beaten 6-2 6-0 by Marin Cilic and Andre Sa.

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