Jason Kubler defeated American Jack Sock 6-2, 4-6, 5-7, 7-6(4), 6-3 on Saturday (July 2) to enter the round of 16.
Jason Kubler of Australia during their third round match at Wimbledon. (courtesy: AP)
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Australia’s Jason Kubler called the prize money won so far by reaching the fourth round of Wimbledon as “life-changing”.
Kubler, 29, defeated American Jack Sock 6-2, 4-6, 5-7, 7-6(4), 6-3 on Saturday (July 2) to enter the round of 16.
Kubler, ranked 99th in the world, is guaranteed to earn USD 230,000 in prize money.
“Yeah, well, to an extent a life-changer,” Kubler was quoted as saying. “I can see a physiotherapist on the road more often, definitely more weeks with a coach. I give myself more opportunities to expect something like this to happen again.”
Kubler also revealed that he had thoughts about leaving the sport after playing for a long time due to a knee injury that happened to him in 2016. The Aussie also started coaching to make ends meet after injury.
“There’s definitely been a tough time, like I’m sure with a lot of tennis players. There have been times I’ve been like, ‘Maybe I’ll look at something else’.
He said, “The closest I was when I was coaching. I coached and hit with a few players. I did that for maybe two or three months when I didn’t have that much money.
“I was really enjoying it. I was starting to make, for me, some fine money, and I was like, ‘I can be really happy doing this.’ That was definitely a moment where I could stay.”
Kubler will face American Taylor Fritz for a quarterfinal spot in the championship.