Christopher Eubanks Breaks 31-Year Wimbledon Record Despite Defeat

Wimbledon fan-favorite Christopher Eubanks has made history by breaking a 31-year record held by Andre Agassi during his quarter-final match.

Eubanks took on world No.3 Daniil Medvedev and was close to producing yet another shock before the Russian battled back to win 6-4 1-6 4-6 7-6 6-1.

The world No.43 headed to SW19 as a relatively unknown player who had never progressed past the second round of a Grand Slam before this year’s tournament.

Eubanks won over crowds with his entertaining, high-risk style of play and admits he feels like an ‘honorary Brit’ after enjoying the ride of his life at the Championships.

Eubanks, 27, who only won his maiden ATP Tour title 11 days ago, eliminated British No.1 Cameron Norrie as well as fifth-seed Stefanos Tsitsipas and pushed Medvedev before crashing out in the quarter-finals.

Despite his defeat, Eubanks has made history by hitting 317+ winners, which is now the most hit during a Wimbledon Championship.

Eight-time Grand Slam champion Agassi previously held the record, which has stood since 1992.

Eubanks, reflecting on his superb run to the quarter-finals in his post-match press conference, said: ‘It’s been like such a whirlwind of emotions and trying my best to kind of block everything out and just focus.

‘But I think this morning it did kind of settle in a little bit after I woke up, just realizing that, ‘Man, I’m getting ready to play a Grand Slam quarter-final today’ – that’s cool.

‘I think it [has given] me added confidence in my ability that I know I can compete with some of the best players in the world, whereas maybe I didn’t fully know or believe that before.

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