James Ward's Wimbledon adventure was cut short by merciless Russian 17th seed Mikhail Youzhny.
On day one of the championships, Youzhny triumphed in straight sets against the British wild-card entry on Court Three.
Youzhny routed world number 154 Ward 6-2 6-2 6-1 in the first round, condemning the 27-year-old Londoner to a comprehensive defeat.
Ward was the second Briton to bow out, after Johanna Konta had earlier lost 6-4 3-6 6-4 to China's Shuai Peng.
Prior to Wimbledon, Ward was dumped out of Queen's Club action by eventual champion Grigor Dimitrov, before suffering a frustrating loss to American Donald Young at Eastbourne.
Taking on world number 16 Youzhny proved a bridge too far for the British number three, who was unable to assert any pressure on the 31-year-old's serve.