Under-fire Bogdanovic hints at doubles future
ALEX Bogdanovic has hinted he might focus his attention on doubles tennis - one day after recording yet another Wimbledon defeat.
LOOKING UP: Alex Bogdanovic won his first round doubles match at Wimbledon tennis
The British number three lost his eighth consecutive men's singles match on Tuesday but rebounded to beat David Martin and Jean-Claude Scherrer, along with British team-mate James Ward, in the first round of the men's doubles.
"I had a lot of fun and I realised that I can play good doubles," said Bogdanovic.
"I think I could be a really good doubles player and maybe that is a route that I might go down now."
"I've haven't played much doubles tennis but I'd like to start playing more and get my ranking up."
Only Andy Murray and Elena Baltacha progressed beyond the first round at the All England Club.
And Murray questioned in the lack in depth after nine home players were skittled over in the first two days of the championship.
"Not everyone can be a Federer, Nadal or Murray," added Bogdanovic.
"But I know I'm a talented guy. I work hard and I put in the hours but I've still lost eight times at Wimbledon.
"Andy is right, there is a gap but we are working hard to close it.
"I'm an easy guy to criticise but it doesn't bother me. As long as I keep improving and I keep working then I will be back to give it another shot."
Elsewhere, British pair Jamie Delgado and Jonny Marray advanced after their opponents retired but there was disappointment for British doubles number one Ross Hutchins, who suffered a surprise defeat.
Hutchins and Australian Stephen Huss, seeded 16, were beaten in five sets by qualifiers Prakash Amritraj and Aisam Ul Haq Qureshi, going down 6-4, 6-7, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.
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