Rusedski fury as he crashes out

Greg Rusedski unleashed a foul-mouthed outburst on Centre Court as he crashed out of Wimbledon in straight sets.

The British number two reacted furiously to a call at the end of the third set and after throwing his racquet down, he shouted a torrent of abuse at the umpire.

Roddick had fired a baseline shot at 5-4 in the third set and as Rusedski returned it, a fan called it out.

Rusedski then left the returned shot but the umpire called it in.

Roddick won 7-6, 7-6, 7-5.

The Canadian-born Brit was serving for the third set when the crucial call went against him. He urged the umpire to replay the point but he refused.

A match billed as the Battle of the Big Servers was overshadowed by the outburst which ended a disastrous day for British hopes with Lee Childs also limping out of the competition.

After the game Roddick said: "He got very upset. I think a fan called out from the stands which is unfortunate for him but he was 15-40 up in that game already and I got a little bit lucky."

John McEnroe, known for his outbursts, said: "I have never seen him lose it as bad as he lost it there. He's going to have to live with the consequences.

"The good news is I am living proof that you get other opportunities to redeem yourself."

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