Tsitsipas begins grass court season with shock defeat in Rosmalen

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FILE PHOTO: Tennis: French Open

Tsitsipas begins grass court season with shock defeat in Rosmalen

FILE PHOTO: Tennis: French Open

(Reuters) - Greek world number six Stefanos Tsitsipas' Wimbledon preparations suffered a blow on Thursday when he crashed to a 6-4 3-6 6-4 defeat against Chilean Nicolas Jarry in the second round of the Libema Open in Rosmalen.

Top seed Tsitsipas, who received a bye in the opening round, landed just 59 percent of his first serves and was broken twice in a sluggish display to hand the 60th-ranked Jarry victory in two hours.

Tsitsipas was playing his first match since losing to Stan Wawrinka in the last last-16 of the French Ope.

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The 20-year-old will look to improve on last year's fourth-round appearance at Wimbledon when he returns to the All England Club next month.

Jarry will meet either Kazakh Mikhail Kukushkin or France's Richard Gasquet in Friday's quarter-finals.



(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; editing by John Stonestreet)

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