Once top-10, qualifier Gulbis tops No. 4 Zverev at…

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Alexander Zverev avoided a shock Wimbledon exit as the world No. 3 battled back to beat American Taylor Fritz 6-4, 5-7, 6-7 (0-7), 6-1, 6-2 yesterday. He then played the enigmatic Bernard Tomic and was again pushed, eventually getting over the line a 2-6 6-3 7-6 7-5 victor after nearly three hours.

Gulbis, a former World No. 10 who famously defeated Roger Federer on his way to the French Open semifinals in 2014, will be playing in the last 16 at Wimbledon for the first time at the 11th attempt.

Encouraging though it is to see the 21-year-old's mental strength, it's impossible to ignore the fact Zverev has shown in recent times he could do with being more efficient, using up more energy in the second round.

"I won the fourth and fifth sets easily".

"Today in the warmup I was actually maybe thinking about it, not to play at all". Today I definitely did.

"I know that Wimbledon is used to be played after 9pm". "It really messed with me for two balls, then I tried to just calm down, to play my game".

Defending champion Garbine Muguruza was the biggest name to be sent packing on the fourth day of the tournament after little-known Belgian Alison van Uytvanck produced a fearless brand of hard-hitting tennis to win 5-7, 6-2, 6-1.

'I was exhausted from probably having a stomach bug, not eating for over 24 hours, ' he said.

But he got his return game going at the start of the second set and won around 43 percent of the British player's service points the rest of the way. I thought that honestly.

Only three of the top 10 women's seeds remain in the Wimbledon running after Keys succumbed to Rodina 7-5, 5-7, 6-4, where the 23-year-old lost a 5-2 lead in the first set.

'I think that he's a future Grand Slam victor. "Obviously she's so aggressive, so if I would keep letting her play, I would lose anyway", she said of her approach that saw her finish with 29 winners against 22 unforced errors.

Anderson earlier became the first man through to the fourth round after beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3 7-5 7-5.

Despite being widely-tipped to be a Grand Slam threat, it was another let-down for Zverev whose run to the quarterfinals at Roland Garros last month remains his best performance at the Majors.

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