Eighteen-year-old Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime lost in the third round at Wimbledon.
Boris Becker won Wimbledon at the age of 17 in 1985, beating Kevin Curran to become the youngest ever Grand Slam champion at the time. He'll next face defending Novak Djokovic.
"These last couple weeks, when they say practice is over, I say, 'Let's do one more".
In her post-match interview with the BBC, Gauff said that she is not thinking about the tournament's second week yet because of her mixed doubles' match on Saturday. The pair moved away until the sprinkler was brought under control, but it erupted two more times before the match was temporarily halted.
She defeated Rybarikova 6-3, 6-3.
That she won this one, and how she did -erasing a pair of match points and coming back to beat the 28-year-old Hercog 3-6, 7-6 (7), 7-5 -offer some insight into what Gauff might become.
When it was an all-win day for top-three male tennis players Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, three-time title victor Stan Wawrinka faced a disappointing defeat against his tallest opponent, Reilly Opelka of America who thrashed the Swiss veteran by 7-5, 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 8-6 in the second round. Then, serving at 40-all, it happened - an unbelievable point won by Gauff that led her to take the game, the second set and, eventually, the match.
In the third round, she'll play No. 60 Polona Hercog, who ousted Madison Keys in straight sets on Wednesday.
"It is my first match on Centre Court, people say Court 1 is my court but maybe this can be my court as well". The tennis world is watching, waiting to find out.
After her aggressive style paid off Friday, it was Hercog who really went into a shell, playing so cautiously and making mistake after mistake. The two have never played before. They also have the largest capacity. Next, No. 7-seeded Simona Halep on Monday.
Djokovic is looking for his fifth Wimbledon title.
The final scorecard reads 3-6, 7-6, 7-5 in Gauff's favor.
It's the second year in a row that Pella knocked out the previous runner-up.
"I have a feeling Coco Gauff will transcend the game". "They just told me, You have another match".
Down 3-5 in the second-set tiebreak, Gauff rallied to put the tiebreak (her first at Wimbledon) at 6-all.
So far, Gauff has won over $200,000 for advancing to the fourth round. Both players finished with 13 aces each but Raonic had only seven unforced errors to Opelka's 31.
Closing out any match at a major is hard and especially so when bidding to get to pastures new. Gauff broke first but Hercog was showing resilience in not caving to the sheer volume of support in favour of her opponent.
Coco Gauff does not want to go home quite yet. In Melbourne last year, another 15-year-old, Marta Kostyuk, the first player born in 2002 to play in a Grand Slam main draw, made the third round.