Q&A: Chris Eubanks Discusses Unexpected Tennis Success

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Sports Illustrated

By Jon Wertheim Who among us can remember where we were a year ago? Chris Eubanks can. Then 26, he was finding cheap flights to South Korea and pinballing around college campuses, playing small challenger tennis events. It was all in service of amassing points—and $1,300 here, $4,200 there—to sustain his professional career and, ideally, crack the ATP’s top 100. With a quick wit, a perceptive eye and a personality impossible not to like, he was also starting to distinguish himself as a broadcasting talent for Tennis Channel—where, full disclosure, he and I sometimes worked together. If the ten…

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