Jordan Thompson and Thanasi Kokkinakis have produced epic upsets at Queen’s Club, ousting world No. 1 Andy Murray and Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic.
Thompson downed reigning Wimbledon and Queen’s Club champion Murray 7-6 (7-4) 6-2
Murray struggled to get his shots to travel through the court and delivered a performance riddled with unforced errors, world No.90 Thompson took out the match with an ace on his first match point.
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The 23-year-old from Sydney admitted he feared the worst when he heard he was playing the reigning champion on his favourite surface, but showed no nerves as he swept aside Murray in the second set.
Kokkinakis eclipsed third seed Raonic 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (10-8).
A 7-5 victory in the first set tie-break set Kokkinakis on his way to the win, and he held his nerve to take the second set tie-break 8-6.
Raonic said he would spend time on the practice court and in the gym after his defeat by Kokkinakis.
Bernard Tomic, Ash Barty and Daria Gavrilova also won their matches overnight in other overseas tournaments.