Christopher Eubanks has shown that he has a great feeling with the grass-courts, following up on his victory at the ATP Mallorca with the quarterfinals reached at Wimbledon 2023, where he was eliminated by the Russian Daniil Medvedev.
A result thanks to which the 27-year-old American tennis player broke a record that belonged to his countryman Andre Agassi, and which had lasted at Wimbledon for 31 years. Eubanks set a new record for the most winners hits at a single London Grand Slam.
The American got 331 winners at Wimbledon 2023, surpassing Andre Agassi's record which stood since 1992. Agassi, in that edition won the tournament with 317 winners. Eubanks told on the match with Daniil Medvedev: "It was definitely a fun match to be a part of.
I think the fans definitely got their money's worth of entertainment and good quality tennis. Just got edged out. Daniil is one of the best players in the world, one of the toughest players to beat for a reason. I think he showcased that well.
All in all, I thought it was a very, very fun match to be a part of. A very, very entertaining match. Very pleased with how I played and how I fought back after losing the first set. First Grand Slam quarterfinal is never easy.
Came out on the wrong end of it, but overall pretty pleased with the performance today."
After the loss to Medvedev, Eubanks said: "Yes, it was definitely a fun match to be a part of.
I think the fans got their money's worth for quality and fun tennis. Daniil is one of the best players in the world, one of the hardest to beat for a reason. I think he showed it well. He played incredibly well in the important moments, in the fourth tie-break.
Then he played really well in the fifth. It's like his level at the beginning of the fifth got up, while I had a drop. He took control of the match from there. Over all, I think it was a fun match to be a part of. I'm very happy with how I played and how I am came back after losing the first set.
The first Grand Slam quarter-final is never easy. It ended the wrong way, but I'm quite happy with my performance today. You have to imagine that being two breaks down in the fifth leaves you disappointed and discouraged. As I said, I see myself as one who serves well.
I don't like taking breaks. And I definitely don't like to suffer two. And even less three times in a set. I wouldn't say it was the effort. I think there was some disappointment. It's hard to throw it almost completely away, especially when I was serving so well in the second, third and fourth sets.
Then starting the fifth and taking the break in the first game, it's a bit disappointing. But Daniil has also raised the bar for him. He didn't get a wrong answer. I don't think fatigue played a role."