Australia’s dream run comes to an abrupt end at Queen’s Club

Australia’s winning run at Queen’s Club has come to an end with Jordan Thompson and Thanasi Kokkinakis losing their second round matches overnight.

Thompson’s, who shocked world No.1 Andy Murray in the first round, fought hard to fight back against the big-serving American Sam Querry, eventually going down 7-6 3-6 6-3.

Thompson will now prepare for Wimbeldon which starts on July 3.


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While Kokkinakis says it will take him a while to recover mentally from his poor display against Danill Medvedev, after going down 6-2 6-2.

The Aussie, who was also coming off the back of his biggest win against Milos Raonic, crashed out of the event in less than an hour.

He admitted it was the worst performance of his career.

“I don’t think I played this bad before ever,” Kokkinakis said.

“It’s tough obviously with a bit of expectation after getting my best-ever win last match.

“That’s tennis. You can be up one minute and the next minute feel very far down.”

The 21-year-old admitting it was all in his head and had nothing to do with his fitness as he comes back from 18-months of injury.

“I’d say it was probably 99 per cent mental,” he said.

“Yeah, I’m sore but that wasn’t the reason today. My body didn’t really hold me back.”

Kokkinakis will play some exhibition matches before the start of Wimbledon.

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