Besides Whopping Prize Money, 27-Year-Old Surprise American Hero Set to Join Elusive Wimbledon Club That Has Roger Federer, Serena Williams, and Others as Its Honorary Members

Published 07/11/2023, 3:19 PM EDT

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Christopher Eubanks, the talented American tennis player, has recently achieved a significant milestone in his career by reaching the quarter-finals of a major for the first time at the Wimbledon Championships. This remarkable accomplishment not only propels him further up the rankings and closer to the sport’s elite but also grants him access to the prestigious “Last 8 Club.” This exclusive group comprises players who have reached the quarter-finals or beyond in a Grand Slam event, offering them a range of perks and privileges that are typically reserved for the sport’s top performers.

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As a member of the Last 8 Club, Eubanks can now enjoy a variety of benefits that enhance his experience at major tennis events and reflect his elevated status within the tennis community, just like other prominent players, including Serena Williams and Roger Federer.

Chris Eubanks earns a membership place in Wimbledon’s Last 8 Club

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After reaching the men’s singles quarter-finals in Wimbledon, Chris is finally eligible to become a member of the Last 8 Club, according to a report by the Daily Mail. This club was founded by Buzzer Hadingham in the year 1986.

It was created as an exclusive club within SW19. For a person to become a member, they need to reach a doubles semi-final, the final of the mixed doubles, or a singles quarter-final each year.

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Now that Chris is a part of it alongside Serena and Roger, he will reap the benefits and perks of this membership after his playing career is over. This membership with allow him to get a Wimbledon pass for himself and a member of his family for a lifetime along with access to a luxury hospitality suite. He can also be a part of complimentary tea or coffee, along with Happy Hour every day. In fact, one of the most prominent things that Eubanks gets to experience is his name getting embedded in gold on the wall of the club as an honorary member.

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Other players who have experienced the Last 8 Club perks

Other than Chris Eubanks, a lot of other prominent figures have been known to be a part of this club and also utilized some perks of their membership. For example, Billie Jean King is known to still visit the club often. 13 new members were also added to the club for their achievements in the year 2022, including Elena Rybakina, Tatjana Maria, Jule Niemeier, Marie Bouzkova, and also Amanda Anisimova.

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Some other players who were also included in the membership list were Taylor Fritz, Jannik Sinner, Cameron Norrie, and Christian Garin. This is definitely a dream come true for all these players, including Chris Eubanks.

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Ishmeet Kaur

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Ishmeet Kaur is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. Although she completed her Masters in Business Administration, her passion for writing motivated her to hone her skills as a Content Writer. After sharpening her skills in writing and managing content, Ishmeet finally stepped into her dream field: sports journalism.
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