Denis Shapovalov falls in 1st round at Fever-Tree Championships

For the second straight time, Denis Shapovalov is out in the first round of a grass-court championship. Shapovalov lost 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (8-6) to Gilles Muller in the opening round of the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen's Club on Monday morning.

Raonic plays first match of tournament Tuesday morning

Denis Shapovalov dropped his opening-round match of the Fever-Tree Championships at Queens Club on Monday. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

For the second straight time, Denis Shapovalov is out in the first round of a grass-court tournament.

Shapovalov, of Richmond Hill, Ont., lost 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (8-6) to Gilles Muller in the opening round of the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen's Club on Monday morning.

For the 2nd-straight time, Shapovalov has been eliminated in the 1st round of an ATP tournament, after losing to Gilles Muller 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (8-6) at the Fever-Tree Championships. 1:09

The 19-year-old Canadian won 75 per cent of his first serve points, while world No. 46 Muller capitalized on 96 per cent.

Muller will play tournament top seed Marin Cilic in the Round of 16. 

For world No. 23 Shapovalov, the loss comes just five days after he dropped his opening match to Prajnesh Gunneswaran at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, Germany.​

Fellow Canadian Milos Raonic made the final of that tournament, losing to Roger Federer 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) on Sunday. 

He'll be looking to build on an impressive season opening debut on grass when he faces qualifier Yuki Bhambri in his first-round match on Tuesday morning.

The Thornhill, Ont. native is currently ranked No. 31 in the world.

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