Another horrible day for Australia at Wimbeldon

It was another horror night for Australia at Wimbeldon with almost all of our local hopes crashing out at the All England Club.

In the men’s singles event, Australia has endured its equal-worst campaign since World War II with all not a single person making it through to the second round.

It’s only the second time that’s happened since 1938.


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Bernard Tomic was the first Australian to take to the court on Tuesday night, and went down quickly to German 27th seed Mischa Zverev, 6-4 6-3 6-4.

He made a shocking admission after the loss, saying that he felt bored during the match.

“To me, this is one of the biggest tournaments in the world that I have done really well in my career and, yeah, I just couldn’t find anything,” he said.

Things didn’t pick up from there, with Jordan Thompson going down to Spanish 25th seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-4 6-4 7-6 (7-4).

It comes just a fortnight after the Sydneysider stunned world No.1 Andy Murray in the opening round at Queen’s.

Thanasi Kokkinakis showed promising signs as he continued his comeback from a 19-month injury battle but still went down to former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-4.

In the women’s draw, our highest ranked player Daria Gavrilova dubbed herself a grand slam choker after another first round loss, going down 6-4 2-6 10-8 to Croatian qualifier Petra Martic.

The only shining light was Russian born qualifier Arina Rodionova, who clawed her way in to the second round with a stunning win over 16th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

The 27-year-old saved seven match points to go on to win the clash 3-6 7-6 (7-5) 9-7.

She will next play Kazakhstan’s Zarina Diyas, who advanced to the second round with a 6-3 6-4 win over Chinese world No.122 Xinyun Han.

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