Heroic Sela bows out against fourth seed

Dudi Sela's Wimbledon fairytale ended with a straight sets fourth round defeat against fourth seed Novak Djokovic on Court 3 on Monday afternoon.

Having beaten two seeds en route to the last 16, the brave Israeli was not outplayed by the Serb with the pair producing some entertaining rallies to keep a boisterous crowd on the edge of their seats.

In the end, Djokovic's booming serve, unerring consistency and accuracy proved decisive against a hard-working Sela.

Defeat saw Sela, 24, improve on last year's first round exit at his first Wimbledon.

His excellent run is set to take him into the world's top 30 for the first time in his career.

Before walking off court, Sela gave the thumbs up to his supporters.

Last updated: 3:57pm, July 27 2009