Wimbledon: South African Kevin Anderson, Zverev reach last 16

Last Updated: Jul 06 2018 19:48

TENNIS- Alexander Zverev fought hard to beat American youngster Taylor Fritz 6-4, 5-7, 6-7 (0/7), 6-1, 6-2 on Friday.

“Stopping yesterday two sets to one down was not a nice feeling, but I came out today and knew I would have chances,” Zverev said.

“I think the last two sets here showed my progress. I played well on clay, so it’s coming together slowly.

“I’m preparing the best I can. This match showed I can’t take anything for granted.”

Zverev will face Latvian qualifier Ernests Gulbis for a place in the last 16.

South African eighth seed Kevin Anderson reached the last 16 of the Wimbledon on Friday with a straight set 6-3, 7-5, 7-5 victory over German Philipp Kohlschreiber.