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

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

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

"This match showed I can't take anything for granted".

Former champions Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic advanced to the fourth round, while third-ranked German Alexander Zverev suffered yet another upset loss in a Grand Slam tennis tournament, losing 7-6 (7-2), 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-0 to Latvia's Ernests Gulbis in the third round of Wimbledon.

World No. 47 van Uytvanck, who had never previously beaten a top-10 player, will face Estonia's Anett Kontaveit for a place in the last 16 today.

The Spanish third seed said after falling in fading light: "There's nothing I can do.to say something now makes no sense". "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. Things happen. I thought after I won the third set, I'm going to get out with a win.

The victory over Zverev was his sixth in a row over the past two weeks. In a tough match, Williams overcame a slow start to show fight in a 7-5, 7-6 win.

On Monday, Gulbis will face No. 24 seed Kei Nishikori of Japan, who was the runner-up at the 2014 U.S. Open.

After enjoying the best Grand Slam run of his career when he made the French Open quarter-finals last month, Zverev is hoping to reach the last eight at Wimbledon for the first time.

But then came one injury after another and a slide to 589th a year ago because of a lack of matches.

Estonia's top tennis player Anett Kontaveit (WTA 27) won against USA tennis player Jennifer Brady (WTA 74) on Thursday, advancing to the third round of the Wimbledon tennis tournament. Now he has his first three-match winning streak on tour since 2016.

The 21-year-old German didn't feel much better when he returned to court on Friday morning and considering pulling out during the on-court warm-up.

Zverev had a stomach bug during his second-round tie with Taylor Fritz which spread over two days. "Thought I'd go out there and try".

Alexander Zverev endured more grand slam misery on Saturday as he slumped to defeat against qualifier Ernests Gulbis in round three of Wimbledon.

Gulbis has earned 115 ATP ranking points for advancing to the third round of Wimbledon, where he will take on the victor of the second-round dual between Taylor Fritz (United States) and Alexander Zverev (Germany).