Alexander Zverev fights back to claim Wimbledon third round place

Wimbledon

Fourth seed Alexander Zverev fought back from a two sets to one deficit to overcome American Taylor Fritz.

In a match that carried over from Thursday due to low light, Zverev began play knowing he would have to win back-to-back sets to avoid becoming the latest seeded player to fall after Marin Cilic’s surprise departure the day before.

The German came out of the traps at a frightening pace, quickly securing the sets needed to claim a 6-4 5-7 6-7 6-1 6-2 victory.

Zverev will now play Ernests Gulbis for a place in the fourth round.

Elsewhere in the men’s draw, Gael Monfils defeated number 11 seed Sam Querrey 5-7 6-4 6-4 6-2 in just over two hours of play.

Despite suffering an early fall and needing treatment, the Frenchman fought back resiliently to book a place in the next round.

South African Kevin Anderson is also through, having beaten Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3 7-5 7-5.

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