Tsitsipas loses first match of grass-court season

Stefanos Tsitsipas is out only after a second match after he was defeated by Chilean Nicolas Jarry in Hertogenbosch today. (AFP pic)

ROSMALEN: Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas suffered a shock defeat in his first grass-court match of the season with a second-round loss to Chilean Nicolas Jarry in Hertogenbosch today.

The 20-year-old top seed, playing for the first time since a dramatic fourth-round French Open exit against Stan Wawrinka, was beaten 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 by the world number 60.

Jarry will next face either Kazakh Mikhail Kuskushkin or France’s Richard Gasquet in the quarter-finals after his victory over world number six Tsitsipas.