ATP Dallas 2024: Christopher Eubanks Pokes Fun at Mavericks Legend Dirk Nowitzki With a Tongue in Cheek Remark

Published 02/07/2024, 12:06 AM EST

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Chris Eubanks is now looking forward to winning two consecutive matches for the first time this season. He will face the Australian James Duckworth in the second round of the Dallas Open. However, recently, Basketball legend Nowitzki seemed to make him nervous as we can see from Eubank’s comment.

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Several fans witnessed his emphatic victory over Johnson but the most prominent out of them was the German former basketball player, Dirk Nowitzki. What was Chris Eubank’s reaction after seeing one of the greatest power forwards of all time?

Christopher Eubanks missed a few easy one-handers during the match on Tuesday

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Definitely, he’s not just a basketball legend, he knows his tennis! He has a pretty good one-hander himself. But I missed a few one-handers. I kind of made sure I didn’t look over there. Hopefully, he wouldn’t be shaking his head saying I’d have made that.” commented Eubanks.

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A few years back Nowitzki had revealed that while there are several impressive one-handers on the tour, there is only one who stands out among them. Who is he?

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Almost 4 years back, when he was asked who has the best one-handers in men’s tennis. He said, “Roger to me is of course one of the best. Stan Wawrinka has a laser of a one-hander, and he’s super-fun to watch with his power game. Dominic Thiem is coming up and his one-hander is beautiful and powerful. That’s just to name a few. There are so many great one-handers in the game.

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Coming back to Christopher Eubanks, he recently tasted his first victory for his country at the Davis Cup. After the match, he revealed he felt a bit nervous initially but eventually felt relieved after winning the match for his nation coming in as a replacement for Taylor Frtiz.

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