Evans ousted at Eastbourne

Briton Dan Evans has been beaten at the first hurdle, losing in straight sets to Tobias Kamke on the opening day of the AEGON International in Eastbourne.

The world No 144 from Birmingham, who has a wild card for Wimbledon, was sent packing in just 67 minutes, as his German opponent eased into the second round 6-2 6-3.

The 28-year-old Kamke, ranked 54 places higher than Evans, lost just 14 points from nine service games and now faces the No 3 seed and defending champion Feliciano Lopez who has a bye into the last 16.

Frenchman Richard Gasquet is the top seed on the Sussex coast, with two other Brits - James Ward and Kyle Edmond - also taking part in the men's singles.

Wild card Edmond plays later on Monday against former Queens Club champion Sam Querrey.