“The sky is the limit,” many have been told once or twice, or countless times over.

For Chris Eubanks, that mantra has rung true all season long. But the American soared to even greater heights with a stellar run on grass courts to cement himself as a contender for the ATP’s Most Improved Player of the Year.

"I'm just enjoying myself. I'm having a great time. I'm probably having the most fun I've ever had in playing tennis," Eubanks said Wednesday. "I'm going to continue to try to ride this momentum out. We're going to see where it takes me."

Before going down over five sets to Daniil Medvedev in the Wimbledon quarterfinals, the 27-year-old had compiled a nine-match win streak—a stretch that saw Eubanks check off several milestones along the way. A rundown:

His title in Mallorca preceded more breakthroughs to come at Wimbledon.

His title in Mallorca preceded more breakthroughs to come at Wimbledon.


Mallorca: Defeats Rinderknech For First ATP Semifinal

After edging countrymen Alex Michelsen and Ben Shelton, Eubanks topped Arthur Rinderknech, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4), to achieve his best ATP result at the time. He erased a 2-5 deficit in set two.

Mallorca: Defeats Harris For First ATP Final

The streak wouldn’t have been possible without five clutch match point saves. Facing Lloyd Harris, Eubanks first saved a trio when serving at 4-5, 0-40 in their third set, then staved off two more in a gripping tie-break to prevail, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (9).

Mallorca: Defeats Mannarino For Inaugural ATP Title & Top 50 Debut

Eubanks saved his best performance of the week for last. In a confident display, the former Georgia Tech star did not face a break point, taking 31 of 35 first-serve points to dispatch Adrian Mannarino, 6-1, 6-4, to finish with the winner's trophy. Beginning the tournament ranked No. 77, Eubanks climbed 34 spots as a result of his triumph.

Wimbledon: Wins Main-Draw Debut At All England Club

Tested in his opening round at SW19, Eubanks fought off Thiago Monteiro, 4-6, 7-5, 7-5, 6-3, to keep the momentum going. He had previously fallen in the qualifying stage on four occasions.

Eubanks started the 2023 season ranked No. 123.

Eubanks started the 2023 season ranked No. 123.


Wimbledon: Defeats British No. 1 Norrie For First Win Over Grand Slam Seed

There’s playing a home favorite, and then there’s playing a home favorite with an atmosphere like No. 1 Court. The Atlanta native rose to the occasion and despite breaking some hearts along the way, began to win the crowd over with his 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (3) win over No. 12 seed Cameron Norrie.

Wimbledon: Defeats O’Connell To Reach Maiden Major Week 2

The margins were razor thin in his third-round contest with Christopher O’Connell. Leaning into his recent successes in tight spots, Eubanks came through, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2), shaking off a pair of missed match points at 6-5 in the third set to get across the finish line via a third straight tie-break. Sixty-five winners flew off the American’s racquet on that day.

Wimbledon: Defeats Tsitsipas For First Top 10 & Top 5 Win

Down two sets to one, Eubanks refused to give in against Stefanos Tsitsipas. Having later seen his 3-0 advantage erased by the Greek in a deciding set, Eubanks eventually broke Tsitsipas again. When it came time to shut the door, he staved off two break points to send the world No. 5 packing, 3-6, 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, despite winning 12 fewer points in the clash. The effort is projected to propel Eubanks to a career-high No. 31 when the next ATP singles rankings are published.