Australian tennis player Jason Kubler says he went from not knowing whether he would continue to play tennis to qualifying for Wimbledon. Kubler, who played only four non-clay tournaments between 2010 September -- 2017 September as he was having enormous knee issues, is now playing tennis regularly on all surfaces.
The 25-year-old won three qualifying matches at Roehampton this week to make a Wimbledon main draw for the first time in his career. The Australian gave a shot to the 2015 Wimbledon qualifying but failed to qualify as he lost in the second round.
Kubler has made a huge rankings jump in the last year as he is now ranked at No. 147 in the world and is set to play his second Grand Slam event of the year as he featured the Australian Open in January after being given a wildcard.
"I've come from not really knowing if I was going to continue playing tennis, to qualifying for Wimbledon. So it's a big jump and I’m pretty happy," Kubler said post-match. "(Didn’t think I'd be) qualifying at any slam.
Never got past the second round, and that was only once, here. So it's unreal. I've had probably the best 12 months of my life." Also read: Sam Groth reveals two top moments of his career