Kei Nishikori vs Ernests Gulbis: Wimbledon fourth round preview and prediction

Germany’s Alexander Zverev

Germany’s Alexander Zverev

The German star came back from one-set-down-to-two before prevailing 6-4 5-7 6-7 6-1 6-2 over Taylor Fritz of the United States to advance to the third round of Wimbledon.

The fourth seed had a tougher time against Fritz than eighth seed Kevin Anderson did against Philipp Kohlschreiber, with the German served into straight-sets submission 6-3, 7-5, 7-5. In addition, Ernests has reached the fourth round at Wimbledon for the first time in his 11th appearance, becoming one of the players who needed to play more than 10 Wimbledons to book the place in the last 16 after Tommy Robredo, Jeremy Bates, Michael Llodra, Nicolas Mahut, Richey Reneberg and Marc Rosset.

Gulbis has had an incredible tournament, with all three of his matches so far going to five sets after he qualified into the main draw.

It was unclear if the 21-year-old was still struggling with the problem when he took to Court 1 against Gulbis.

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.

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

"I just came out with a very different mindset", said Raonic. I'll do the best I can to prepare myself for the hard courts now'.

With everything on the line, de Minaur forced Nadal into longer rallies, giving one of the trademark performances that have distinguished him as a promising young player. I felt my mind go, you know, and move on.

Edmund appeared to be riding a wave of euphoria generated by England's World Cup quarter-final win against Sweden as he outplayed the Serbian former World No. 1 in the first set.

The mercurial Frenchman beat last year's semi-finalist 5-7 6-4 6-4 6-2 on Centre Court.

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 think that he's a future Grand Slam victor. Raonic, the No. 13 seed from Thornhill, Ont., led 6-5 in the third set when play resumed.

The best Grand Slam showing for Gulbis was a run to the semifinals at the 2014 French Open, which included a win against Roger Federer.

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