🎾 So Who Is Chris Eubanks?

Day 2 of the Wimbledon quarterfinals kicks off right about now, with Chris Eubanks and Holger Rune looking to take down some heavy favorites. Eubanks is certainly the Cinderella story of the tournament in just his fourth Major appearance, can he keep the dream alive? 🇺🇸 (3 min read)

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Who Is Chris Eubanks?

We are down to six players left in this year’s Wimbledon Open. One of Friday’s semi-final matchups is set, with No. 8 Jannik Sinner taking on No. 2 Novak Djokovic. The other side of the bracket will be finalized today, with two extremely interesting matches kicking off in the next few hours 🎾

The 21-year-old Jannik Sinner has pretty much cruised to the semis, dropping just two sets in four matches for his first career appearance in a Major semis. But his newest record won’t last for long, as 20-year-old Carlos Alcaraz takes on 20-year-old Holger Rune today. These two are very familiar with each other, with footage from seven years ago resurfacing en light of their third professional meeting (tied 1-1) 🐣

Alcaraz is a decent favorite (-450), but has been pushed in his last two matches. This is as good as it gets for a quaterfinal matchup, and I expect Rune to bring his A game 💪

The passing of the guard is certainly upon us, but that’s not even the main storyline of the day. 27-year-old Chris Eubanks, who played three years of collegiate tennis at Georgia Tech (rare for pros), is the talk of the town in just his fourth career Major tournament. He’s taken down No. 12 Cameron Norrie and No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas en route to the biggest match of his career today vs. No. 3 Daniil Medvedev 🇺🇸

Eubanks is currently ranked No. 43 in the world, but will move into the Top-32 at the US Open regardless of today’s outcome. His career earnings is just over $1.6M, compared to Medvedev’s $31.4M. He’s already guaranteed $430K for reaching the quarters, and one more win would bump him up to a $759K payout. Big money considering Eubanks’ age 🙏

Vegas expects Medvedev to cruise (-550), but don’t sleep on Eubanks, whose power and extremely accurate serve has gotten him to this point. This is a battle of two giants, with both quarterfinalists measuring in just above 6’6. As for futures, Djokovic’s odds keep growing - peep the updated lines 👇

  • No. 2 Novak Djokovic: -210

  • No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz: +310

  • No. 8 Jannik Sinner: +1000

  • No. 3 Daniil Medvedev: +1100

  • No. 6 Holger Rune: +3000

  • Chris Eubanks: +5000

Trivia Question: Who was the last American to make the semis of a Major tournament?

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For My Parlay Gurus

I’m going with both favorites today in Alcaraz and Medvedev, but I think Rune and Eubanks will make it harder than Vegas expects. Give me both of them to push it to a five set match, this would be a big payout if I’m right 👇

  • Alcaraz to beat Rune in five sets: +430

  • Medvedev to beat Eubanks in five sets: +440

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Trivia Answer: Frances Tiafoe made the semis at the 2022 US Open. Before him, Sam Querrey reached the semis at Wimbledon in 2017

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