Wawrinka eases to opening win at Queen's

Wawrinka and Cilic ease to opening wins at Queen's

Stan Wawrinka could not have asked for a better start to his campaign at the Queen's Club, as on Monday he defeated Cameron Norrie in straight sets.

The third set of a match which lasted almost two hours took only 22 minutes, and long before the end the outcome had ceased to be in doubt. "I need to be really patient with myself, to accept less in a way, because, when you win Grand Slams, I always expect so much from myself".

"It takes time to get where you want to be".

The top seed, runner-up in 2017, got off to a winning start after beating Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 6-3 6-4 at Queen's Club.

Last year's semi-finalist Gilles Muller was the first victor of the day, beating Denis Shapovalov in straight sets, winning 7-6 (9/7) 7-6 (8/6), while Frances Tiafoe won an all-American contest with Jared Donaldson 6-4 7-6 (7/4).

The next match will be a tougher test still, against former champion and the No5 seed Sam Querrey, who beat another young Briton, Jay Clarke, 6-3, 6-3, in just over an hour.

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He will face Luxembourg's grasscourt dangerman Gilles Muller next after he beat exciting Canadian shot-maker Denis Shapovalov 7-6 (7) 7-6 (6) in the day's opening contest.

Shapovalov was left to rue his failure to convert a set point in the opener as he bowed out against the man who ended Rafael Nadal's Wimbledon hopes past year.

Djokovic plays Australian qualifier John Millman and Murray will make his first appearance for 11 months after finally recovering from a hip injury that needed surgery in January. "Pretty disappointed I didn't win against Roger but it was a good match", Kyrgios said. I can see it, week after week, always something better and better.

"It's just good to see him back ultimately". So I just need to take every match, every win as something really positive and keep doing the right job every day to give myself chance to come back quickly to the top level'.

The Russian prevailed 7-5 6-3 to increase his growing reputation.

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