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Men's round-up: Querrey shocks Thiem, Tsonga ousts Tomic in 58 mins, Kyrgios battles through

Men's round-up: Querrey shocks Thiem, Tsonga ousts Tomic in 58 mins, Kyrgios battles through

02/07/2019 at 15:59Updated 02/07/2019 at 16:59

Sam Querrey produced another big shock at Wimbledon 2019 as he sent Dominic Thiem packing with a bagel in the fourth set to round it off, 6-7 7-6 6-3 6-0.

The fifth seed from Austria completely lost his way after Querrey levelled up the match by winning a second set tie-break 7-1, having lost the first 7-4.

After taking the opening set, Thiem never looked in control and the American dictated with his serve throughout to keep the pressure on.

Querrey, the 2017 semi-finalist, only lost three games in the third set, and only four points in the fourth as he delivered a stunning bagel to close out the match.

It was a chastening defeat for Thiem, who just weeks ago lost in the final of Roland Garros to Rafael Nadal.

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Querrey will next take on the winner of Andrey Rublev or Cristian Garin in the second round at SW19.

Nick Kyrgios battled into the second round after a rollercoaster five-set with fellow Australian Jordan Thompson.

After edging a mammoth third-set tie-break 12-10 to lead two sets to one, Kyrgios then lost the fourth set to love in just 18 minutes.

However, he bounced back to break twice in the decider and secure a 7-6(4) 3-6 7-6(10) 0-6 6-1 win and set up a potential meeting with Rafael Nadal.

Australian Bernard Tomic banked £45,000 for 58 minutes work as he sauntered to a 6-2 6-1 6-4 defeat against Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Fans looked bemused as the 26-year-old world number 96 offered token resistance, barely running for shots as the 34-year-old Tsonga cruised through to the second round.

Former British number one John Lloyd, analysing the match for the BBC, said he could have watched a more competitive match in his local park.

Tomic has been in trouble for "tanking" during matches before and was fined here in 2017 after admitting faking an injury during a loss to Mischa Zverev in the first round, saying later he was "bored" with Wimbledon.

Later, when asked whether he was satisfied with his effort against Tsonga, he said: "Next question please." Asked to sum up his performance he said: "I played pretty bad." Asked to elaborate, he said: "I just played terrible."

Elsewhere, Marcos Baghdatis fights on in his final tournament after beating Canadian Brayden Schnur in straight sets.

Two more players who enjoyed straight-set victories were Kei Nishikori – who saw off Thiago Monteiro – and Gilles Simon, who beat Salvatore Caruso.

Additional reporting from Reuters

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