Andy Murray's quest for a record-extending sixth Aegon Championships title at Queen's Club ended with a shock first-round exit at the hands of lucky loser Jordan Thompson.
Thompson stepped in for the injured Aljaz Bedene to take on the world number one and showed nerves of steal to produce a stunning 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 upset in front of a shell shocked crowd in West Kensington.
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Speaking after the encounter which was played in 38 degree heat, Murray admitted the loss was a significant blow to his Wimbledon ambitions.
"Obviously this tournament has given me great preparation in the past, and when I have done well here, you know, Wimbledon has tended to go pretty well, too,” the Scot said.
"It's not ideal obviously, but guys have in the past also gone into Wimbledon having not won lots of matches. You know, Novak [Djokovic] a number of times hasn't played any warm-up tournaments and played very well there.
"It has happened in the past where guys haven't done well and gone on to do well at Wimbledon. There is no guarantee that I won't do well at Wimbledon, but it certainly would have helped to have had more matches. That's always been the case for me. At this event when I've got matches, it's certainly helped at Wimbledon."
All the other results from the Aegon Championship can be seen below:
Daniil Medvedev (Russia) beat Nicolas Mahut (France) 6-7(3) 6-4 6-4
Gilles Muller (Luxembourg) beat Nikoloz Basilashvili (Georgia) 6-4 6-7(17) 6-4
Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat John Isner (U.S.) 7-5 6-3
Sam Querrey (U.S.) beat Cameron Norrie (Britain) 6-1 6-4
Jeremy Chardy (France) beat Liam Broady (Britain) 6-4 6-4
Viktor Troicki (Serbia) beat Janko Tipsarevic (Serbia) 5-7 7-6(5) 7-6(6)
Feliciano Lopez (Spain) beat Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland) 7-6(4) 7-5
Stefan Kozlov (U.S.) beat Steve Johnson (U.S.) 3-6 6-1 6-1
Thanasi Kokkinakis (Australia) beat Milos Raonic (Canada) 7-6(5) 7-6(8)
Julien Benneteau (France) beat James Ward (Britain) 6-2 6-2