Andy Murray knocked out at Queens Club last-16 after loss to Italy's Matteo Berrettini

Andy Murray was given a wildcard on Wednesday for this year's Wimbledon Championships, which begin on June 28. Tony O'Brien/Getty Images

Two-times Wimbledon champion Andy Murray was knocked out at last-16 of the cinch Championships at the Queens Club on Thursday after losing to Italy's Matteo Berrettini.

Former world No. 1 Murray was comfortably beaten 6-3, 6-3 in straight sets by Berrettini. The Italian will now face British No. 1 Dan Evans in the quarterfinals, who defeated Adrian Mannarino earlier on Thursday.

"This was really hard. We all know who Andy is, he is a great player and he was always there even until the last point," Berrettini said. "I'm really happy for my performance.

"I know how tough it is to come back from an injury, so I wish him the best of luck. I think he played great today. I played better. I am just happy that he is back."

Murray, who has dropped down to No. 124 in the world rankings, has struggled to recover the dominating form that he displayed earlier in his career after undergoing hip surgery in January 2019.

Murray, a five-time winner at the Queens Club, eased through his first-round matchup on Tuesday when he defeated France's Benoit Paire in straight sets.

Reigning champion Feliciano Lopez, who won the event in 2019, will face Canada's Denis Shapovalov later on Thursday, while America's Frances Tiafoe takes on Viktor Troicki in the remaining round-of-16 ties.