London, UK, 29 June 2016 | AAP

Rain has stalled Bernard Tomic’s push to join Nick Kyrgios and fellow Australians John Millman, Daria Gavrilova and Sam┬áStosur in the second round at Wimbledon.

Tomic was all locked up at two sets apiece – 4-6 6-3 6-3 3-6 – with Spaniard Fernando Verdasco when the heavens opened and forced the suspension of play at the All England Club late on Tuesday.

Wimbledon debutant Matt Barton was locked in a first-round dogfight with qualifier Albano Olivetti when rain stopped play.

Barton hasn’t offered up a break point but trails 6-7(7) 6-6 with the pair locked at 5-5 in the second set tiebreak.