Eaton sole Brit to progress in qualifying
Chris Eaton moved into the second round of qualifying for Wimbledon on an otherwise poor day for British hopes in the men’s draw.
The world number 523, who reached the second round at the All England Club in 2008, beat Australia’s world number 236 Benjamin Mitchell 7-6(4) 4-6 6-3 in Roehampton.
His compatriots fared far worse though as Liam Broady, the beaten Wimbledon Juniors finalist in 2010, lost 7-6(5) 6-4 to Italy’s Thomas Fabbiano, having been serving for the first set.
Andrew Fitzpatrick lost 6-3 6-4 to another Italian, Marco Chiudinelli, George Morgan was beaten 6-0 6-4 by Spain’s Inigo Cervantes, and Edward Corrie went out after a 6-4 6-3 defeat to France’s Stephane Robert.
World number four Andy Murray will be joined in the first round proper at Wimbledon by wildcards James Ward, Jamie Baker, Josh Goodall and Oliver Golding.