Top seed Marin Cilic cleared the first hurdle in his bid for a first Queen's title after dispatching Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-4.
The Croatian is bidding to go one better than last year, where he was runner-up to Feliciano Lopez at Queen's. He would go onto lose in the Wimbledon final to Roger Federer.
Once again, the Swiss veteran will head to SW19 as the favourite after returning to world No 1 and Cilic has already turned his attention as to how he would stop him should they meet on Centre Court.
Marin Cilic celebrates his win during his men's singles match against Fernando Verdasco
Cilic is the No 1 seed at this year's tournament at Queen's and is bidding for