It is a disappointing end to a challenging week for 21-year-old Zverev, who said...
"I had a stomach virus". His third round match saw him face another talented, but volatile Australian, Nick Kyrgios.
De Minaur squandered two break points during the second set and conceded his own the same number of times to fall two sets behind.
Nishikori played some of his best tennis in the first week of Wimbledon and has deservedly won through to the round of 16. But I felt very low on energy. I didn't eat anything since yesterday. You know, I'm going to have my chances.
"I'm preparing the best I can". I thought that honestly.
Zverev's gamble paid off, but he was left confused when asked if he revelled in such a masochistic display. "I don't know what a masochist is", he replied with a chuckle.
The Canadian won seven of nine games on Day 2 of a third-round match suspended because of darkness the previous day, beating Austrian qualifier Dennis Novak 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-5. 6-2. I played well on clay, so it's coming together slowly.
"It's a closed court". I mean, the way he plays. "It was really ridiculous for me".
"This is only my second serious tournament back", said Williams, who is returning from a maternity leave.
"What can I do?"
The three-set duels continued when Czech star Safarova lost a one-set lead to Makarova, who came back to win 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 and set up a meeting with Giorgi.
"I'd rather go five than lose in four, be out of here, book a flight for me to go home tomorrow".
"I am happy to be able to play in the third round tomorrow. That's what matters for me".
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.
Despite a string of wins on the ATP tour, including in Madrid and Munich this year, his form at the French Open and having reached the fourth round of Wimbledon last year, this latest defeat would seem to be a major setback. Claiming he is starting to fulfil his vast potential, Zverev added: "The difference between now and a year ago, probably a little longer ago, is that when I'm down two sets to one or something like that, I don't really panic. I realised that he was getting exhausted, yes, so". "I think that's a very big difference".