Aussie exodus: Kyrgios, Millman crash out of Wimbledon warm-up

Stuttgart: Australia's Nick Kyrgios, John Millman and Alexei Popyrin have suffered first-round exits at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart.

There were no tantrums from Nick Kyrgios – pictured here before throwing a chair at the Italian Open – in Stuttgart.Credit:EPA

Kyrgios' loss marked a poor day for the Australians at the tournament.

Popyrin had his chances against world No.18 and 2016 Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic, leading by a break in the final set in their first round clash.

But it wasn't to be for the former French Open junior champion, who went down 6-7 (8-6), 6-4, 7-6 (7-4).

Millman struggled with unpredictable qualifier Dustin Brown, giving up a 5-2 lead in the second set.

The towering German, known best for having two wins on grass against Rafael Nadal, triumphed 6-4, 7-6 (7-3).


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