America has new Wimbledon hero as Christopher Eubanks defeats Stefanos Tsitsipas
It has been years since the United States of America had a genuine grand slam hopeful, let alone one who could lift the famous Wimbledon trophy at the All-England Club, yet there is a new hope emerging on the American tennis scene as Christopher Eubanks sensationally booked his place in the 2023 Wimbledon quarter-final.
In a sensational five-set thriller, the Atlanta-born tennis star was able to overcome Stefanos Tsitsipas, despite being the clear underdog going into Monday’s encounter.
Tsitsipas was the No.5 seed heading into the match but ended up on the wrong end of a 3-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 defeat.
Whilst these kind of fairytale matches are quite common at the showpiece event of British tennis, there is genuine hope that Eubanks can be the first U.S. grand slam winner since Andy Roddick in 2003.
Eubanks is in line for an almighty pay-day due to Wimbledon progress
Whilst the sporting achievement is what matters most to the player, as we could tell by his post-match interview with the BBC, the American is set to earn a life changing amount of money for his work this summer.
Having booked a place in the quarter-final at Wimbledon, Eubanks will walk away with at least 430,000 dollars, irrespective of what happens in his upcoming match. His entire career earnings to this point have been worth around 1.8 million, highlighting the sheer jump in quality he has shown this summer.
“I feel like I’m living in a dream right now,” Eubanks declared.
“This is absolutely insane.”
Life on the court doesn’t get any easier for the American though, with No.3 seed Daniil Medvedev his opponent in the quarter-final.
He will be the outsider once again for that match, but he has momentum on his side and U.S. tennis will undoubtedly receive a surge in popularity as a result of this cameo at the All-England Club.