Christopher Eubanks’ Wimbledon dream run ends with loss to No. three Daniil Medvedev in quarterfinals

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Christopher Eubanks’ run at Wimbledon has ended, with the 27-year-old American dropping to world No. three Daniil Medvedev of Russia within the quarterfinals.

Medvedev, the 2021 US Open champion and a two-time Australian Open finalist, superior to his first Wimbledon semifinal, profitable 6-4, 1-6, 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-1. He’ll face both world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz of Spain or No. 6 Holger Rune of Denmark within the semifinals.

How inconceivable was this streak Eubanks was on? Not solely was this Eubanks’ first main quarterfinal look, however this was his first look in the primary draw at Wimbledon, interval.

Earlier than Wimbledon, Eubanks was 2-Eight in grand slam important draw appearances. He had entered Wednesday on a nine-match win streak.

Not too way back, Eubanks had doubts about his skilled tennis profession, taking a job as a commentator for the Tennis Channel throughout the 2022 clay court docket season whereas he continued to pursue enjoying. He broke into the highest 100 within the singles world rankings in April.

Proper earlier than Wimbledon began, Eubanks gained his first ATP Tour title, profitable the grass court docket occasion in Mallorca, leaping from No. 77 on this planet to a career-high No. 43.

His breakthrough into the highest 100 got here together with his efficiency on the ATP Masters 1000 occasion in Miami, advancing to the quarterfinals and dropping to Medvedev of their solely different head-to-head look.

The defending Wimbledon ladies’s singles champ is out, as world No. three Elena Rybakina, who represents Kazakhstan, misplaced to Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur.

Jabeur, presently the world No. 6, superior to the semifinals with a 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-1 win.

The matchup was a rematch of final yr’s Wimbledon ladies’s singles remaining, wherein Rybakina got here again from a set down in opposition to Jabeur to win her first main title.

Jabeur will face world No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka within the semifinals. Sabalenka, who’s from Belarus, was pressured to overlook Wimbledon final yr when Russians and Belarusians had been banned from competing within the event.

Sabalenka may rise to No. 1 on this planet for the primary time ought to she advance to the ultimate. She gained her first main title earlier this yr on the Australian Open.

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