Christopher Eubanks will play the ATP 500 in Washington, this week. He was one of the surprises of the last edition of Wimbledon, where he pushed himself to the quarterfinals, beaten only by world number three Daniil Medvedev in the fifth set.
In the next few days he will face the winner between Kei Nishikori and Lloyd Harris, two players who have been stationed in the top twenty and, in the case of the Japanese, in the top 10. The American allowed himself to some media, speaking of the impact that young black players are having on tennis.
He explained: "Women's tennis hasn't been seen for a while and a lot comes from the dominance of Venus and Serena Williams, which made black girls watch TV and see someone who looks like them excel. In the men's field we had Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray.
We haven't had anyone in the top four since James Blake. So it's a great time to be on the pitch and look the other way at Frances Tiafoe and Mikael Ymer."
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Then he added his own wish: "Hopefully it will have a big impact.
We will be able to see more young black kids in the sport. Things are starting to change and we hope this is only a small part of that change." The Atlanta champion is going through a very positive moment in his career. The incredible rise of London led him to reach the top thirty in the world, an absolutely unprecedented result for him.
The 27-year-old a few weeks after his experience on the prestigious fields of the All England Club, he said: "All of this gives me a lot of confidence in my ability to compete with some of the best in the world, which maybe wasn't clear to me a few years ago.
I'm enjoying the journey, we'll see where my career takes me, I want to keep working as hard as I've done so far. I'm probably having the most fun playing tennis so I'll try to keep that momentum going and see where it takes me."