"Continue to rise" – Jamie Foxx dedicates special message to Christopher Eubanks as American debuts inside top 100 after Miami Open 2023 brilliance
Christopher Eubanks’ latest Miami Open 2023 victory ushered in a significant milestone in the American’s tennis career and Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx has taken note of it.
The 26-year-old's win over Gregoire Barrere in the third round in Miami assured him of his debut inside the ATP’s top 100. The athlete currently holds the World No. 96 position in the live rankings.
Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx was impressed by “good friend” Eubanks’ determination and hard work, and wrote a special message congratulating the tennis player on the milestone.
“Blood, sweat and tears and true hard work has paid off for my good friend @chris_eubanks96 tennis is your passion, my friend continue to rise and congratulations on breaking into the top 100 players in the world!” Jamie Foxx wrote in a post on Instagram.
Eubanks, who hadn’t made the third round of a Masters 1000 event before the on-going tournament, battled through the qualifiers and knocked out a couple of tough opponents such as Denis Kudla and reigning Cincinnati Masters champion Borna Coric at the Miami Open.
On Monday, March 27, Christopher Eubanks scored a commanding 6-3, 7-6(7) win over Barrere in the third round of the tournament and consequently broke inside the world's top 100 for the first time in his career.
The American was overcome with emotion when he received the ground-breaking update. He expressed his feelings after the match, stating that the idea of launching himself inside the top 100 had been lingering on his mind the past few weeks.
“The past few weeks have been really, really tough just because I’ve been kind of thinking about top 100 and everything,” Eubanks said after his match. “I had some losses that I shouldn’t have [had] and I was really second-guessing a lot about my game and everything,” he said, adding, “Wow, it feels good. It feels good.”
"Love moments like this" - Casper Ruud and other peers congratulate Christopher Eubanks for breaking into ATP top 100
Christopher Eubanks also received high praise from his peers following his Miami Open 2023 heroics.
The American athlete was congratulated by his compatriots and colleagues Coco Gauff, Ben Shelton and Sebastian Korda, as well as Casper Ruud.
"Love moments like this congrats @chris_eubanks96 you are a great player and great guy good luck for the rest of @MiamiOpen," Casper Ruud wrote.
"Top 100 for the giraffe," Coco Gauff acknowledged on her Instagram story.
"Deserves all the good in the world," Sebastian Korda wrote similarly.
Christopher Eubanks will clash against yet another Frenchman in Adrian Mannarino for a spot in the Miami Open quarterfinals.