Atlantan Chris Eubanks Progresses at Wimbledon

Georgia Tech grad Chris Eubanks gave Atlantans somebody to root for in this year’s Wimbledon.

The 27-year-old Atlanta native bested two-time grand slam runner-up Stefanos Tstisipas to reach the quarterfinals Monday morning. With his five-set (3-6, 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-4, 6-4)  performance, he will compete for his first grand slam honor.

It took a while for Eubanks to reap the success he’s seeing now. This is actually the ninth Grand Slam tournament Eubanks has competed in. He never got past the second round in his previous tries. Eubanks had considered retiring from professional tennis and becoming a full-time tennis TV commentator. He told the Associated Press he’s glad he didn’t pursue that route in the face of repeated disappointment.

“I just think the entire experience, all together, has been a whirlwind,” said the Westlake High School graduate about his good fortune. ” It’s been something that you dream about. I didn’t really know if that dream would actually come true. I’m sitting here in it now, so it’s pretty cool.”

Eubanks is now on a nine-match winning streak after the Tsitsipas victory. He will now face Daniil Medvedev, the 2021 U.S. Open champion for a semifinals berth.