World number one Simona Halep is out. Hsieh Su-wei from Taiwan put on a display like no other as she frustrated the Roland Garros champion who will be bitterly disappointed to be out so early and describe her attitude as unprofessional following her three set defeat to the 32 year old.
Gulbis takes out Zverev
I wouldn’t say I am shocked that Alex Zverev is out despite what he has done in Masters events over the past year or so in Grand Slams he does seem to hide away. Ernests Gulbis is not an easy player to play against. Gulbis is really talented and has built his ranking back up well lately and he knows what it takes to be deep in a major having made semi-finals of Roland Garros a few years back and now has 18 top 10 wins following his victory over Zverev it was his first in over two years.
Angie Kerber has arrived…
Two time former Grand Slam champion Angie Kerber has announced herself at Wimbledon. The German has been impressive but her win against Naomi Osaka was pretty special and she dispatched the Japanese star with ease with just one unforced error in the first set she took 6-2 and then the second 6-4 to set up a fourth round meeting with Belinda Bencic.
Nishikori topples Kyrgios
Kei Nishikori coming into this match had a head to head lead of 3-0 against the Australian and with the two players’ form and uncertainty over how fit Nishikori is but the former US Open finalist was in great form as he dispatched Nick quite easily which I was surprised about as I was expecting more of a challenge by the Australian who has been super impressive throughout the grass court season.
No Brit’s left! 😦
The last Brit standing Kyle Edmund is out. The British number one took the first against Novak Djokovic but the Serb’s fight, grit and experience at this level was too much for Kyle and once he got locked in and broke for 5-3 in the second set you could sense the change in mood and atmosphere with the momentum completely switching his way advancing to the next round!