Wawrinka beaten in first round at Queen's

Doug Mendoza
June 20, 2017

Milos Raonic's Wimbledon preparations suffered a major setback as the World No. 6 crashed to a shock first-round defeat against Australian wild-card Thanasi Kokkinakis at the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club on Tuesday.

Canada's Milos Raonic in action during his first round match against Australia's Thanasi Kokkinakis at Queen's Club in London June 20, 2017.

Meanwhile in Birmingham, two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova made a winning return to grass with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over her fellow Czech Tereza Smitkova to move into the second round of Aegon Classic.

The Swiss appeared to hurt his left knee during the first set and was given few free shots by 35-year-old Lopez, who produced some immaculate shots on his favourite surface in reaching the last 16 of the Wimbledon warm-up event.

"I came here with a lot of confidence and tennis is a lot about confidence", Lopez told the BBC.

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"Obviously the disappointment is high right now but whatever the result was this week, I don't think that's really going to change my chances", Raonic said. I'm trying to look forward now - it's been brutal.

Andy Murray will face Jordan Thompson in the first round of the Queen's grass-court tournament on Tuesday after the top-ranked player's original opponent, Aljaz Bedene, withdrew because of a wrist injury.

The young Australian will play either Daniil Medvedev or Nicolas Mahut in the next round. He and Murray have never previously played against each other.

British media reported that Murray will donate his winnings from the tournament - which could amount to nearly 350 thousand pounds ($443,520.00) - to a fund helping victims of the Grenfell Tower fire in which more than 75 people have died.

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