Garin beats Aussie Polmans at Wimbledon

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Australian Marc Polmans' four-match Wimbledon run has come to an end at the hands of rising Chilean Cristian Garin.

Relative inexperience on grass failed to prove a big enough obstacle for world No.20 Garin who took out their second-round encounter 7-6 (7-3) 6-2 2-6 7-6 (7-5).

Compatriot Alex Bolt couldn't manage quite as tight a contest, going down to local hope Cameron Norrie in straight sets 6-3 6-1 6-2.

Polmans, who'd battled through three rounds of qualifying including a five-setter that went to 11-9 in the fifth, had been aiming for a first tilt at a grand slam third round.

But the world No.154 couldn't quite match it with the former French Open junior champion and five-times title winner on the ATP Tour.

Breaking first in the opening set, Polmans squandered a 4-1 lead as he went back into his shell after a fine spell of attacking tennis.

At 6-5 he seemed set to pounce again with three consecutive set points on the Garin serve, only for the claycourt specialist to dig himself out of a hole and bring the match back to square.

Polmans played a loose tiebreaker to hand the first set over and soon found himself down two breaks in the second set.

While he pulled one back the comeback ended there after he was broken next game for Garin to take a two-sets-to-love lead.

Showing his penchant for a battle, the legionnaire's hat loving Polmans pulled off two breaks to take the third set and roar back into the contest.

Even down a break and then two match points on Garin's serve, he refused to concede, eventually levelling at 6-6 in the fourth set after some fine counter-punching net play and forehand passes.

But an untimely Polmans double fault in the tiebreaker allowed the 17th-seeded Garin to serve for the match and progress to the last 32.

Bolt found it much tougher going against the in-form 29th seed Norrie, going down to the Briton in just an hour and 35 minutes.

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