Christopher Eubanks, ranked World No. 32, had a strong start at the Atlanta Open, defeating Andres Martin 6-2, 6-4 in just over an hour. Eubanks, playing his first match since his impressive Wimbledon quarter-final run, showcased powerful serving and one-handed backhand winners, thrilling the home crowd. Chinese teenager Shang Juncheng also secured a victory, defeating American Ben Shelton and setting up a second-round match against Kei Nishikori. Dominik Koepfer rallied to beat John Isner, who suffered his first opening-round loss in 13 appearances at the Atlanta Open.
Boris Becker has praised Wimbledon champion, Carlos Alcaraz for his defeat against Novak Djokovic, even calling it a ‘changing of the guard’ in tennis. Becker also believes that Alcaraz’s victory signifies a turning point in the sport, and his combination of talent and personality is seen as a positive force to move on from the dominance of the ‘golden generation’ players like Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer.
Novak Djokovic has pulled out of the Canadian Open due to fatigue after his Wimbledon final loss to Carlos Alcaraz. Djokovic’s decision raises concerns about his preparations for the US Open, where in a few weeks’ time, he will look to secure his 24th major.
Emma Raducanu’s agent, Max Eisenbud, has defended her frequent coach changes, stating that the trend will likely continue throughout her career. The 20-year-old has worked with five coaches in the past two years, including Sebastian Sachs and Andrew Richardson. Eisenbud explains that Raducanu and her father have their own philosophy of short-term coaching arrangements, and while some coaches may be hesitant due to the turnover, he sees it as a manageable issue.
Paula Badosa, former world No. 2 has hinted at a return to the court to her 1M Instagram followers after being sidelined due to a back injury during Wimbledon. Badosa has been sharing glimpses of her practice sessions on Instagram along with a little bit of her relationship with world No.5 Stefanos Tsitsipas. Although the Spaniard has suffered some injury setbacks, she seems determined to make a comeback and return better than ever.