27-year-old American Christopher Eubanks’ journey at Wimbledon has concluded, 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 reached his first Wimbledon semifinal after defeating his opponent 6-4, 1-6, 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-1. His next opponent in the semifinals will be either Spain’s world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz or Denmark’s No. 6 Holger Rune.
How improbable was this streak Eubanks was on? Not only was this Eubanks’ first major quarterfinal appearance, but this was his first appearance in the main draw at Wimbledon, period.
Prior to Wimbledon, Eubanks had a record of 2 wins and 8 losses in grand slam main draw matches. However, going into Wednesday, he had won nine consecutive matches.
Recently, Eubanks was uncertain about his career in professional tennis. He took on a role as a commentator for the Tennis Channel in the 2022 clay court season while also still trying to play. In April, he achieved a ranking in the top 100 for singles in the world.
Just prior to the start of Wimbledon, Eubanks achieved his first ATP Tour championship by winning the grass court tournament in Mallorca. This propelled him from No. 77 in the world rankings to a new personal best of No. 43.
He achieved a major accomplishment by making it into the top 100 rankings thanks to his impressive performance at the ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Miami. He reached the quarterfinals and was defeated by Medvedev in their sole meeting.
The reigning champion in the women’s singles division has been eliminated.
The current title holder of the Wimbledon women’s singles tournament has been eliminated. Kazakhstan’s third-ranked player, Elena Rybakina, was defeated by Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur.
Jabeur, currently ranked sixth in the world, secured a spot in the semifinals after defeating their opponent 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-1.
The competition was a repeat of the Wimbledon women’s singles final from the previous year, where Rybakina made a comeback after losing a set to Jabeur and claimed her first major championship.
Jabeur is set to compete against Aryna Sabalenka, ranked second in the world, in the semifinals. Sabalenka, a Belarusian, was unable to participate in Wimbledon last year due to a ban on Russian and Belarusian players.
If Sabalenka makes it to the final, she has the chance to become the world’s top-ranked player for the first time. She claimed her first major championship at the Australian Open earlier this year.