Unfortunately, Christopher Eubanks’ journey at Wimbledon has come to an end as he was defeated by world No. 3 Daniil Medvedev of Russia in the quarterfinals.
Medvedev, who won the 2021 US Open and has been a finalist at the Australian Open twice, has progressed to his inaugural Wimbledon semifinal. He triumphed with a score of 6-4, 1-6, 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-1. He will now compete against either Spain’s world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz or Denmark’s No. 6 Holger Rune in the semifinals.
How unlikely was Eubanks’ winning streak? It was not only his first time reaching the quarterfinals in a major tournament, but also his first time qualifying for the main draw at Wimbledon.
Prior to Wimbledon, Eubanks had a record of 2 wins and 8 losses in grand slam main draw matches. As of Wednesday, he was on a nine-match winning streak.
Recently, Eubanks was uncertain about his future in professional tennis. He temporarily worked as a commentator for the Tennis Channel in 2022 during the clay court season while also trying to advance his playing career. In April, he achieved a spot in the top 100 of the singles world rankings.
Shortly before Wimbledon began, Eubanks achieved his first ATP Tour victory at the grass court tournament in Mallorca, catapulting him from the 77th to the 43rd spot in the world rankings.
He achieved his first top 100 ranking after competing in the ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Miami, where he made it to the quarterfinals and was defeated by Medvedev in their only previous encounter.
The current champion in women’s singles has been eliminated.
The current champion of the Wimbledon women’s singles, Elena Rybakina from Kazakhstan, was defeated by Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur, ranked No. 3 in the world.
Currently ranked as the world’s No. 6 player, Jabeur secured a spot in the semifinals after defeating their opponent with a score of 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-1.
The two players faced each other again in this year’s Wimbledon women’s singles final. In the previous year’s final, Rybakina had to overcome a set deficit to defeat Jabeur and claim her first major championship.
Jabeur is set to compete against the second-ranked player, Aryna Sabalenka, in the semifinals. Sabalenka, hailing from Belarus, was unable to participate in Wimbledon last year due to the ban on Russian and Belarusian athletes.
If Sabalenka makes it to the final, she has the potential to become the world’s top-ranked player for the first time. She achieved her first major victory at this year’s Australian Open.