Kyle Edmund heckled and sledged by Serbian fans as his worrying decline continues in Australia

Kyle Edmund distraught at Wimbledon

Serbian fans once again caused controversy in Australia as Kyle Edmund was heckled on court as he crashed out of the Australian Open.

Rafael Nadal was openly critical of Serbian fans during the ATP Cup final, describing them as openly disrespectful to the players on court.

Edmund was player Dusan Lajovic and was in charge, leading 5-2 overnight as rain interrupted the match.

However, when play resumed on Tuesday, Edmund failed to get going before losing in straight sets 7-6, 6-3, 7-6.

It was the sledging from a small number of Serbian fans that made th headlines, though.

“Book a flight home, Kyle,” they shouted at Edmund in an attempt to disrupt him.

They then followed it up later in the match with: “Hey Kyle, how do you lose a set when you’re 5-2 up?”

What will probably be an even greater concern to Edmund is his continued decline.

He is already down to number 65 in the world – and British number three behind Dan Evans and Cam Norrie.

This was also now the fourth time in the last six Grand Slams that Edmund failed to make it past round one.

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