ALEXIS Canter's junior Wimbledon hopes are over following a straight sets defeat to No 1 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first round of the boys' singles.

The Oxfordshire teenager put in a battling display on Court 5, but lost 7-6, 7-5 in 1hr 19mins.

Neither player faced a break point until the opening game of the second set after Tsitsipas had taken the first by seven points to three in the tiebreaker.

Canter, from Long Wittenham, remained strong on serve for the remainder of the match, but his resolve dwindled in the 11th game of the second set.

Tsitsipas broke to love and served out emphatically to book his place in the second round.

Canter, 18, who received a wildcard for the second successive year, had been handed a tough draw in his last year as a junior at Wimbledon.

Tsitsipas is not only top of the ITF Junior rankings, but 358 on the ATP World Tour.

However, there was little to choose between the two in a first set which did not herald a single break point.

Canter dug himself out of a potential hole at 30-15 down to level at 4-4 and even serving to stay in the set at 4-5 he showed nerves of steel to not concede a point.

Both players held comfortably to force a tiebreak and it was Canter who earned a mini-break to lead 3-2 after forced errors from Tsitsipas.

But the No 1 seed upped his level when it mattered, reeling off five straight points to take the set.

Canter needed to get on the scoreboard early in the second and did so, saving the first break point of the match with an ace, before ripping a forehand winner.

Tsitsipas remained comfortable on serve and, as well as the Oxon No 1 played, he did not face a break point despite being taken to deuce in the eighth game.

The No 1 seed held to love to stay in the set and the defining moment came in the 11th game.

Level at 5-5, overhead, drop shot and forehand winners earned Tsitsipas three break points.

He only needed one of them as he wrong footed Canter with a deft volley.

The 17-year-old then served out to love to advance.