WIMBLEDON wildcard Dan Evans was among three home men casualties on the second day of The Championships on Tuesday.
The 21-year-old from Solihull, ranked 301st in the world and fourth in the UK, lost to German Florian Mayer, ranked 20 in the world.
It was a brave performance from Evans, who at one point served to level at one-set all and then threatened a terrific comeback after winning the third set.
But Mayer, a quarter-finalist at Wimbledon in 2004 and seeded 20th this time, proved too tough, eventually winning 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-1) 3-6 6-4.
It means all three British men handed wildcards by the All England Club fell at the first hurdle.
Evans, a right handed player, made his Wimbledon debut in 2009.
The Hall Green-bred player has moved away from Birmingham to Nottingham, where he is now coached by Leighton Alfred.