Wimbledon: Alex Bogdanovic suffers qualifying defeat

Wimbledon Championships

Venue:
All England Club, London
Date:
20 June-3 July
Coverage:
Live on BBC One, Two, 3D, HD, Red Button, online (UK only), Radio 5 live, 5 live sports extra; live text commentary on BBC Sport website (#bbctennis); watch again on iPlayer
Alex Bogdanovic
Bogdanovic last appeared at Wimbledon in 2009

Alex Bogdanovic lost his chance of a ninth appearance at Wimbledon after he crashed out in the first round of qualifying at Roehampton.

The Englishman, 27, went down 7-6 (11-9) 6-3 to German Bastian Knittel.

Jamie Baker beat fellow Briton George Morgan 6-3 6-4, while Oliver Golding, 17, saw off Joshua Milton 6-3 6-2 in another all-British tie.

Liam Broady won 6-3 1-6 12-10 against Italian Alessio Di Mauro but Alex Ward lost a similarly tight match.

American Ryan Harrison lost the first set but eventually prevailed 6-7 (4-7) 7-6 (7-4) 6-3.

Daniel Smethurst also went out as he was beaten 6-2 6-3 by Slovakian Karol Beck.

Women's qualifying begins on Tuesday while the draw for the Championships takes place on Friday.

Bjorn Borg

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