Wimbledon: Evan Hoyt knocked out of first qualifying round

Evan Hoyt is from Llanelli
Evan Hoyt is from Llanelli

Evan Hoyt has failed to reach his first Wimbledon singles tournament after losing in the opening qualifying round to Rogerio Dutra Silva from Brazil.

Hoyt lost 7-6 (12-10) 7-6 (7-5) to the player ranked 223rd in the world.

Hoyt, 24, suffered a serious shoulder injury in 2017 which forced him out for 18 months before bouncing back into the world's top 500.

He had helped Great Britain win the Junior Davis Cup for the first time in 2011.

However, the Welshman's Wimbledon dream is not over entirely after another wild card reprieve.

Hoyt has been given a wildcard into the men's doubles main draw next week.

He will be playing alongside partner Luke Johnson. The pair have won two doubles titles this season.

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