Published: Tue, June 20, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Andy Murray vs Jordan Thompson, Queen's first round


Andy Murray's Wimbledon warm-up could hardly have gone worse as the British number one crashed out of the Aegon Championships first round to lucky loser Jordan Thompson.

The two-time Wimbledon champion is now gearing up to defend his title at Queen's Club, with his opening match taking place today against Aljaž Bedene.

The 31-year-old, who had gone five years since falling at the first hurdle of this competition, went down 7-6 (4) 6-2 to see his Wimbledon preparations take a major hit.

Away from the sporting world, many other famous faces have given their time, money and support to those affected by the tragedy, which left at least 79 dead and dozens injured.

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Murray struggled to find his rhythm in his first match on grass since winning Wimbledon a year ago, being taken to a tie-break by his Aussie opponent which he lost 7-4. "And to do it so soon after coming back on such a long layoff is a huge confidence booster for me", said Kokkinakis, who faces Nicolas Mahut or Daniil Medvedev in the last 16.

Andy's the world number one - I've looked up to him and that's definitely the biggest win of my career.

Murray narrowly lost the first set on a tie break before being thoroughly outclassed in the second to succumb to a 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 loss to Thompson, who transformed himself from lucky loser to extraordinary victor after stepping into replace the injured Aljaz Bedene at the last minute.

He set the tone early on when Murray had to save two break points in his opening service game, and while the Briton changed his racket he could never really turn the tide. "I spent some time with him when he was with Roger also, here in London. Maybe I won't be 100 per cent", Bedene said.

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