"At the end of the year you think back at some of the weeks that maybe you weren’t all there mentally...and you just squander some opportunities. It gets to you; it really, really gets to you. It's something you don’t really expect."
Chris Eubanks joins the TENNIS.com Podcast this week with Nina Pantic and Irina Falconi from the USTA National Campus studio in Lake Nona, Fla.
Though just a few years into his pro career, the 23-year-old has made some splashes including the quarterfinals of Atlanta in 2017, winning an ATP Challenger in 2018, and achieving a career-high ranking of No. 147 in April. Now ranked just outside of the Top 200, this off-season Eubanks is doing everything he can for a big 2020 after learning some tough lessons during his sophomore season.
Eubanks has shared the practice court with a few of the sport's greatest legends including Roger Federer and Serena Williams. He's got a painful story to share from his time on court with Federer, and an intense description of what training with Serena is like.
The 6'7" American first tasted success at Georgia Tech, where he peaked at No. 4 in the nation. He turned pro after his junior year—a difficult decision he talks candidly about. The Atlanta native had already gotten a glimpse of ATP life from his good friend Donald Young, and is pals with Naomi Osaka and Coco Gauff, who dared challenge his basketball skills.
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