ERLICH

Erlich was the last Israeli left in this year’s Australian Open. Picture: Peter Haskin/Australian Jewish News

Israeli interest at this year’s Australian Open is over after Jonathan Erlich was knocked out of the men’s doubles competition on Sunday morning.

Erlich and Tret Huey were looking to book their place in the quarter-finals of the competition, though fell to a 7-5, 6-3 defeat against Feliciano Lopez and Max Mirnyi.