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Queen’s: Peniston upsets top seed Ruud in grass court opener

Ryan Peniston upset top seed Casper Ruud 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2) on Tuesday afternoon to score the biggest win o his career

Casper Ruud close-up Casper Ruud (Nor)

World No 5 and recent Roland-Garros finalist Casper Ruud had a poor start to his grass court season with an opening round loss at Queen’s Club in London on Tuesday.

Ruud, the top seed this week, was defeated 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2) by wildcard Ryan Peniston, who came through with the biggest win of his career.

Ranked No 180 in the world, Peniston is through to face Argentine Francisco Cerundolo, who defeated Spain’s Pedro Martinez 6-3, 6-2 in one hour and 31 minutes..

London ATP 500, other first-round results (Queen’s Club, grass, EUR 2.275.275):

  • Botic van de Zandschulp beat Paul Jubb (Q): 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-1
  • Emil Ruusuvuori (Q) beat Quentin Halys (Q): 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-4
  • Sam Querrey (Q) beat Diego Schwartzman (5): 6-1, 6-4
  • Marin Čilić (7) beat Liam Broady (WC): 6-1, 4-6, 7-5
  • Alexander Bublik beat Lorenzo Musetti: 6-3, 0-0 ret.
  • Grigor Dimitrov beat Cameron Norrie (3): 6-7 (2), 6-1, 6-4
  • Jack Draper (WC) beat Taylor Harry Fritz (4): 6-3, 6-2
  • Alejandro Davidovich Fokina beat Albert Ramos Vinolas: 7-5, 6-4
  • Alex De Minaur beat Reilly Opelka (8): 6-4, 6-4
  • Frances Tiafoe vs. Stan Wawrinka
  • Denis Shapovalov vs. Tommy Paul
  • Daniel Evans vs. Matteo Berrettini
  • Denis Kudla vs. Lorenzo Sonego
  • Jenson Brooksby vs. Filip Krajinovic
  • Francisco Cerundolo vs. Pedro Martinez
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