Wimbledon: Alexander Zverev battles illness to stay in contention

Wimbledon: Alexander Zverev battles illness to stay in contention

Wimbledon: Alexander Zverev battles illness to stay in contention

After going down two sets to one, Gulbis again fought back to win 7-6 4-6 5-7 6-3 6-0.

"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". He said: "I'm proud of qualifying here, of winning three five set matches, and this match in particular because I was two sets down".

After reaching the quarterfinals of the French Open earlier this year, the 21-year-old is hoping to go even further on the Wimbledon grass. I was very low energy.

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

The Spanish third seed said after falling in fading light: "There's nothing I can do.to say something now makes no sense. And I actually thought I didn't play that bad - I just started to feel very exhausted".

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. We played in dark for an hour. If I feel better, it might be two.

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.

Seventh seed Karolina Pliskova came back from a set down to beat Romania's Mihaela Buzarnescu 3-6 7-6 (3) 6-1 in the third round.

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"I think he's a future grand slam victor", Gulbis said.

The 27-year-old will face unseeded American Mackenzie McDonald in the fourth round on Monday.

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

Gael Monfils eliminated last year's semi-finalist Sam Querrey, winning 5-7 6-4 6-4 6-2 to progress to the fourth round at the All England Club for the first time in his career.

His only quarter-final result at the Grand Slams came at this year's French Open, where he lost 6-4, 6-2, 6-1 to Austria's Dominic Thiem.

3rd rd: Kevin Anderson (Rsa) bt Philipp Kohlschreiber (Ger) 6-3 7-5 7-5.

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.

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