JOHN Lloyd feels Ryan Peniston could spring another surprise at Queen’s today.

Peniston takes on world number 46 Francisco Cerundolo just two days after beating top seed Casper Ruud.

And BBC pundit Lloyd, who grew up in Leigh on Sea, feels Peniston has every chance of coming out on top due to his experience of playing on grass.

“I really think Ryan has a decent shot at it due to who his opponent is and how much Ryan has played on grass,” Lloyd told the Echo.

“I haven’t seen his opponent play but he’s obviously ranked high.

“He’s won matches and I think he got to the semi-finals of Miami this year.

“He’s a player and he’s ranked in the top 50 so you have to be a player to do that.

“But this will only be his second grass court game.

“He obviously won his first but that doesn’t mean he will play as well today.

“Grass is a surface you have to learn on so we will see.”

However, Lloyd – who was once ranked 21 in the world – is desperate to see Peniston triumph. “I so hope Ryans wins today and I think it would be great for the tournament if he does too,” said Peniston.

“But either way, in his mind as well, he’s established himself now.”

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