Two-time French Open finalist Dominic Thiem knocked out of Wimbledon
Dominic Thiem does not find grass to his liking -- his best showing reaching the last 16 in 2017 -- and wilted under the expert serve and volley game of Querrey.Updated: Jul 02, 2019, 19:58 IST
Two-time French Open champion Dominic Thiem was knocked out of Wimbledon in the first round on Tuesday losing to veteran American Sam Querrey 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/1), 6-3, 6-0.
The 25-year-old Austrian fifth seed does not find grass to his liking -- his best showing reaching the last 16 in 2017 -- and wilted under the expert serve and volley game of Querrey.
Querrey, a semi-finalist at Wimbledon in 2017, will next play Andrey Rublev of Russia or Cristian Garin of Chile.
Thiem joins fellow top-10 seeds Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev in being toppled in the first round.
Japan’s Kei Nishikori eased into the second round of Wimbledon on Tuesday beating Brazilian qualifier Thiago Monteiro 6-4, 7-6 (7/3), 6-4.
The 29-year-old eighth seed, a quarter-finalist at Wimbledon last year, never gave Monteiro a hope of an upset.
Nishikori -- whose best Grand Slam performance was reaching the 2014 US Open final -- will play either experienced Uzbek Denis Istomin or Britain’s Cameron Norrie in the second round.