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Heartbreak for King

JUSTIN MARVILLE, [email protected]

Heartbreak for King

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ANOTHER MAJOR, another gut-wrenching exit for Darian King.

The king of swing is feeling more like the heartbreak kid now, having suffered yet another painful defeat in the second-round of qualifying at the Australian Open yesterday.

Playing against American Denis Kudla on court 15, King squandered a one-set lead and a late break in the third set before losing an agonisingly tough 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 contest to the 18th seed.

It was his third straight second-round defeat in the qualifying rounds of a Grand Slam following similarly heartbreaking losses at last year’s Wimbledon and US Open. (JM)

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.