Duckworth drops early at Eastbourne

Australian James Duckworth lost a tight first-round fight with Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego at the ATP grass-court tournament at Eastbourne in the run-up to Wimbledon which starts next week.

Sonego rallied to beat World No. 77 Duckworth 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-1) on Tuesday, setting up a second-round clash with Australian Alex de Minaur.

John Millman is the other Australian left in the Eastbourne draw, heading into a second round match against Alexander Bublik.

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