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