David Ferrer’s streak of reaching at least the third round at 17 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments ended on Wednesday at Wimbledon with a 6—7 (5), 6—0, 3—6, 6—3, 6—2 loss to 118-ranked qualifier Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia.
The seventh-seeded Ferrer’s loss was his first in the second round at a major since the 2010 Australian Open.
In his other 46 career Grand Slam appearances, Ferrer only lost once to a player ranked lower than Kuznetsov No. 126 Kei Nishikori at the 2008 U.S. Open.
Kuznetsov, the boys’ champion at Wimbledon in 2009, got to the third round of a major for the first time. It was also his first victory over a top-10 player.