Xavier Malisse faced Australia's 18-year-old sensation Bernard Tomic for a place in the quarters. However, the Belgian could not continue his fine run and lost 6-1, 7-5 and 6-4.
Tomic took a strong start. He only made two unfored errors in the opening set which he took after just 21 minutes. Malisse's serve improved in the second set, but he was broken when he was 5-6 down. Qualifier Tomic, the world's number 158, also showed his determination in the third set and is into the last 8 of a Grand Slam event for the first time of his career.
"I had a really bad day", Malisse told reporters. "Due to a number of accidents I arrived too late and I wasn't able to do any warming up. I also had to skip lunch, but as an experienced player you have to be able to handle this."
Wickmayer overwhelmed by hard-hitting Czech
Yanina Wickmayer carried the Belgian hopes in the ladies' singles. However, the number 19 on the world rankings did not stand a chance against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic, a top-10 player.
Wickmayer was confronted with a service break in her opening game and eventually lost the match 6-0, 6-2 after only 45 minutes of play. The young Fleming was disappointed, but still she reached her aim at Wimbledon: battling her way into the last 16 in the second week.