Alexander Zverev crashes OUT of Wimbledon in shock defeat to Ernests Gulbis

09 Juillet, 2018, 21:46 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
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Top seed and defending champion Roger Federer needed just over an hour and a half to book a fourth-round spot by beating big-serving German Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3 7-5 6-2.

The 29-year-old will take on Japan's Kei Nishikori who registered his 350th career win with a 6-1, 7-6 (3), 6-4 victory over Australian Nick Kyrgios.

"It's a wonderful feeling walking out there, I try to put on a good match and try hard every time, regardless of how many times I've played at Wimbledon".

Zverev has plenty of practice at scrambling out of trouble after three times winning from two sets to one down at the recent French Open.

It is a disappointing end to a challenging week for 21-year-old Zverev, who said...

Karolina Pliskova, the seventh seed, is the only top 10 ranked player remaining, but she has never won a Major. I played well on clay, so it's coming together slowly.

"Today I was returning much better, as I said, because it was brighter".

"Not a lot of players qualify for Paris and Wimbledon", added Gulbis, who reached his highest ranking of 10 in 2014, by way of explanation for his form in London.

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Zverev, who won a five setter against American Taylor Fritz from 2-1 down in the previous round, failed to improve on his best at Wimbledon a year ago when he also went out in the third round.

Kontaveit won with a score of 6-2, 7-6 (4).

Squandering a breakpoint, de Minaur saw his serve broken once in the third set, which proved to be decisive. 'I showed in Paris and other matches that I don't really get exhausted in five-set matches. I like to eat them with cream, just like at Wimbledon.

Kiki Bertens grabbed a decisive break in the 18th game to beat ninth-seeded Venus Williams 6-2 6-7 (5) 8-6 and reach the fourth round at Wimbledon for the first time. "Thought I'd go out there and try".

"I think the last two sets here showed my progress".

"I'm very happy (to make the last 16 for the first time), long time I've been chasing for that", said Monfils, who will next face South African Kevin Anderson. "I hope I can win a few more matches here and the German crowd can watch some tennis". That's it. I played my match.

To her credit, Keys fought from 4-0 down in the second set to level the match but the 48 unforced errors she made proved to be the making of her own downfall.

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