Zverev completes delayed match in five sets for Wimbledon progress

Gael Monfils is yet to lose to Sam Querrey in their three meetings

Gulbis' win on Saturday was his third successive five-setter having also played three matches in qualifying.

The fourth seed resumed action on Friday with a two-sets-to-one deficit, but surrendered just three more games as he raced to a 6-4 5-7 6-7 (0) 6-1 6-2 triumph.

And when the match was finally over, almost 24 hours after it had started, Zverev admitted he had been struggling. "There was no going back for me".

Although the Australian fended off a match point, he was unable to save the second, with Nadal approached the net playing a backhand volley to seal the win. And Gulbis, whose talent has often been masked by a playboy lifestyle and too many injuries, took ruthless advantage. It's great to watch him, ' Zverev said. "Getting through the qualifiers gave him a lot of confidence". I'm trying to compete with him, trying to play against him, try to find ways.

Even in a tournament that has featured a bloodbath of seeds, this was a particularly savage shock.

Switzerland's Belinda Bencic, a former top 10 player whose ranking slumped out of the top 300 a year ago after wrist surgery, made the fourth round for the second time with a 6-1, 7-6 (7/3) win over Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro. 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.

The 36-year-old American has progressed to the second week without dropping a set but her sister Venus became the eighth of the top 10 seeds to be knocked out of the championships. I'll do the best I can to prepare myself for the hard courts now'. That's why I couldn't really see his serve. "I realised that he was getting exhausted, yes, so".

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However, the wheels were soon looking wobbly on "Von Rooyen's Express" and all-and-sundry, including Knox taking full advantage. It is the first time Knox has been in the world's top-50 since August 2017 having dropped as low at 137th in May this year.

Viewed as a capable successor to the era of the big four, Alexander Zverev is hoping to finally win a Grand Slam.

"I was leading the match, I was up, and I couldn't finish it", said the 2014 semi-finalist. Probably the experience kicked in.

He staged another impressive escape act on Court One, winning the final two sets to move into the third round.

Next up for Gulbis will be the 24th seed, Kei Nishikori, who benefited from an indifferent performance from the 15th seed, Nick Kyrgios, as he won 6-1, 7-6 (3), 6-4 in only 97 minutes just before evening fell on No 1 Court.

"Stopping at 2-1 down was not a nice feeling but I played better than yesterday", said Zverev.

Three-time champion Djokovic rallied from a set down to defeat home-crowd favourite Kyle Edmund 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 and advance to the Round-of-16.

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