Former champions Grigor Dimitrov and Marin Cilic superior to the final 16 on the Queen’s Membership grass-court event on Monday as three seeded gamers had been eradicated from the Wimbledon warmup.
Dimitrov, the 2014 champion, took out third-seeded Cameron Norrie of Britain 6-7 (2), 6-1, 6-4. Norrie was a finalist at Queen’s final 12 months.
One other Briton, a wild card in Liam Broady, was overwhelmed by Cilic, who received the event in 2012 and ’18 and likewise reached two extra finals. Cilic received 6-1, 4-6, 7-5.
The most important shock noticed fourth-seeded Taylor Fritz of america lose 6-3, 6-2 to Jack Draper, a 20-year-old British wild card ranked at No. 99.
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Reilly Opelka, the eighth-seeded American, was defeated by Alex de Minaur of Australia 6-4, 6-4.
Different winners within the final 32 on day one of many event had been Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and Alexander Bublik, who superior after Lorenzo Musetti was pressured to retire after falling closely.
Andy Murray did not even get to start out a match at Queen’s Membership.
The five-time champion opted to skip the occasion after sustaining an belly pressure within the last he misplaced in Stuttgart on Sunday.
“The event means loads to me, and it’s disappointing to not compete, particularly after enjoying some good matches on the grass already,” Murray mentioned.
Murray is hoping to be match sufficient to play at Wimbledon, which begins on June 27.