Aussies fall in Wimbledon second round

AUSTRALIA’s dream start at Wimbledon has come to a screaming halt.

Gold Coast tennis star Bernard Tomic was unable to keep-up with Czech sixth seed Tomas Berdych overnight.

The 21-year-old claimed the first set and put up a good fight in the next two before dramatically losing the fourth to hand Berdych the win 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-3) 6-1.


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Tomic went into the grand slam ranked 86th, but is now set to fall out of the world’s top 100.

He was the fourth Australian to lose in the second round, joining Marinko Matosevic, Luke Saville and Casey Dellacqua.

Matosevic put up a gallant fight against Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in a five-set epic, before losing 6-7 (7-5) 7-6 (9-7) 7-6 (11-9) 4-6 7-5.

Qualifier Luke Saville fell victim to Bulgarian 11th seed Grigor Dimitrov 6-3 6-2 6-4.

While Dellacqua was no match for Polish fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska, with the 2012 runner-up claiming an easy 6-4 6-0 win.