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

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

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

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 past year when he also went out in the third round. There was no going back there for me.

From that stage, Zverev was unable to win another game.

"No doubt about it - he's playing well", Zverev said.

"I just came out with a very different mindset", said Raonic. Gulbis had won only one Tour match in 2018 before Wimbledon and has been working his way back up the rankings on the Challenger Tour.

Zverev was once again taken to five sets for the fifth time in a month but he fell short against the world No 138. "I was seeing the ball much better". I started to play smarter.

"That code violation made me even more motivated and angry", Ostapenko said. "I'm very calm. I try to find ways to win".

The 21-year-old Zverev, meanwhile, continues to underperform at tennis four biggest tournaments relative to his success at other events. I felt my mind go, you know, and move on. "Probably my experience and fitness kicked in".

Having been upset at missing out on a seeding at the start of the tournament, the Slovakian was angered when a crucial ruling went against her during the first set of a 6-4, 6-1 fourth-round victory over Hsieh Su-Wei on Monday.


Latvia's Gulbis has not reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam in over a decade and the world No 143 will face either Nick Kyrgios or Kei Nishikori in the next round.

In the women's draw, the latest of the seeds has been eliminated as American Madison Keys, seeded 10, succumbed to a 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 defeat at the hands of Russian Evgeniya Rodina. Few are talking about the Argentinian as a potential victor next Sunday but he is still yet to drop a set.

De Minaur squandered two break points during the second set and conceded his own the same number of times to fall two sets behind.

"I don't know what a masochist is".

Crucially for his hopes there are no issues with the career-threatening wrist injury that kept him out during most of 2014 and 2015.

The Spanish third seed said after falling in fading light: "There's nothing I can do.to say something now makes no sense".

The match was sealed after two hours and 24 minutes with an ace, a loud cry of "Vamos!" and a kiss blown to the skies.

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