Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria plays a return to Sam Querrey of the US during their singles tennis match at the Aegon Championships in London, Monday, June 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Kirsty Wigglesworth
June 18, 2015

LONDON (AP) Defending champion Grigor Dimitrov lost 6-4, 7-6 (5) to Gilles Muller of Luxembourg in the second round at Queen's Club on Thursday.

The sixth-seeded Bulgarian won the title last year by defeating Feliciano Lopez, but he has failed to reach a final since. He was bidding to successfully defend a title for the first time in his career.

In a match of few rallies in which Muller had 19 aces and Dimitrov 15, the Bulgarian double-faulted at 5-4 in the first set and then made a forehand error to give Muller the only break of the match and a 1-0 lead.

Dimitrov saved a break point at 2-1 in the second with a backhand winner down the line, but Muller was stronger in the tiebreaker.

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