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Andy Murray leads high-profile departures in Queens 1st round

Beat positioned Andy Murray headed a rundown of prominent takeoffs in the first round at Queen's on Tuesday, with the Wimbledon champion losing to a player who discovered he was contending just on the morning of the match. 

Murray put in a messy and blunder inclined show in losing to 90th-positioned Jordan Thompson 7-6 (4), 6-2, joining Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic in getting wiped out on a day of stuns at the Wimbledon warmup occasion. They were the main three seeds. 

Thompson, who lost in the last round of qualifying on Sunday, ventured up to play Murray taking after the withdrawal early Tuesday of Aljaz Bedene as a result of a wrist harm. Thompson played the match of his life _ however was given some assistance by the unpredictable Murray, the protecting and five-time champion in west London. 

The Australian fixed triumph with a pro down the center. 

"Certainly the greatest win of my vocation," Thompson said. "I took each point at once. I certainly didn't hope to be winning here in straight sets. I simply needed to have fun." 

"Recently, I was lounging around, planning to have the capacity to get an amusement," he included, "yet there weren't excessively numerous matches yesterday. I was continually coming in, attempting to sign in, and here I am in the draw. I'm so fortunate." 

It is a hit to Murray's arrangement for Wimbledon, which begins on July 3. 

The second-seeded Wawrinka was beaten by enormous serving Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (5), 7-5, with the Spanish player fixing triumph off a net rope from a cut strike return. 

Wawrinka, the runner-up to Rafael Nadal at the French Open, had all the earmarks of being battling with a left knee harm in the second set. 

While Wawrinka's exit wasn't excessively of a shock, given Lopez's current frame and enjoying for grass, the early flight of third-seeded Raonic in the main match on Center Court positively was. 

A year ago's runner-up at Queen's and Wimbledon _ both circumstances to Murray _ lost 7-6 (5), 7-6 (8) to No. 698-positioned Thanasi Kokkinakis, who was playing just his 6th singles since November 2015 in view of harm issues. 

It was the primary prevail upon a main 10 adversary for the Australian, who trailed 6-3 in the second-set sudden death round however won on his third match point with a strike champ into the corner. 

"It's a major dissatisfaction," said Raonic, who neglected to change over any of his nine break-point openings. "Clearly it would have been a great deal less demanding planning everything if I somehow happened to be here and have numerous more matches in front of me." 

Kokkinakis played just a single match in 2016 in view of a shoulder issue, and missed the vast majority of this current year as a result of a stomach harm. He came back to activity in May and played three occasions before Queen's, with his positioning as low as No. 993 just a week ago. 

"It's beginning and end. It's enormous for me," Kokkinakis said. "I've been out for so long." 

French player Julien Benneteau progressed to the last 16 by beating Britain's James Ward 6-2, 6-2.

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