| A SPANISH victory at Wimbledon now hangs solely on David Ferrer after his three fellow countrymen crashed out in the last two days.
Following Rafa Nadal's unprecedented defeat by world number 100, the Czech Republic's Lukas Rosol on Thursday, Fernando Verdasco (pictured) also lost a five-set match against Belgium's Xavier Malisse in Friday's third round.
A hard-fought, three-hour and 10-minute match saw the Spaniard, 17th seed, lose to world number 38 by 1-6, 7-6(5), 6-1, 4-6 and 6-3.
And Spain's Nicolás Almagro, 12th seed, will join Verdasco on the plane home after losing the third round against France's Richard Gasquet today by 6-3, 6-4 and 6-4 in just one hour and 38 minutes.
The only Spanish player still hanging on is Jávea-born David Ferrer, who is set to play the USA's Andy Roddick tomorrow on the centre court.