Cameron Norrie won on the opening day of Queen’s as the grass court tennis season gets into full swing ahead of Wimbledon.
Ryan Peniston beat world No37 Frenchman Ugo Humbert 6-4 6-2 before British No1 Cameron Norrie toppled Miomir Kecmanovic 6-4 7-6 on Centre Court.
Norrie’s match was his first since he reached the semi-finals of Wimbledon last summer.
Daniel Evans fell in straight sets to American Sebastian Korda while Jan Choinski lost 6-4 6-2 to Lorenzo Musetti.
Following his impressive win in the opening round at Queen’s, Peniston said: “It’s just such a nice atmosphere here, I loved playing here last year. It feels pretty comfortable being on the court.
“[last year’s quarter-final]gave me a lot of confidence that I can play at that level and a bit of hunger to want to do it more.
“The home fans [help] and the environment. You guys are awesome so thank you for the support today.
“I was definitely nervous but I was more nervous last year, once you get going it’s a lot of fun out here.”
Norrie added after his Queen’s win: “It feels good to be back on the grass and back here in London and thank you to everyone for coming out.
“It wasn’t easy to get over the line, I had a couple of chances and I donated my serve. Then I had a match point then he saved a couple so I was thinking about that. It’s always tricky, the first match on grass. Couple of things to work on.
“I am trying my best to realise when I am dropping energy a little bit and I think I am quite an intense player. I have to take it point for point and compete as hard as I can. I am really happy to get over the line today.”