Kokkinakis, Thompson join Aussie exodus at Wimbledon


Thanasi Kokkinakis is out of Wimbledon after going down to Juan Martin del Potro 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-4.

The South Australian became another Australian to exit in the first round after the 29th-seeded Argentine secured victory with his seventh match point.

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Kokkinakis fought valiantly and was praised for his courageous effort, but joins Nick Kyrgios, Jordan Thompson, Bernard Tomic, John Millman, Andrew Whittington and Ashleigh Barty as first-round casualties.

Kokkinakis and Thompson. Image: Getty

Thompson also fought hard but lost in straight sets to Albert Ramos-Viñolas 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4).

Tomic, a former quarter-finalist at Wimbledon, had thrashed Zverev only last week in Eastbourne, but slumped to a 6-4 6-3 6-4 defeat in just 84 minutes.

Tomic complained of hurting his back in the warm-up but even his victorious opponent was left surprised by the ease of his passage through to the second round.