For Jason Kubler, the path has been challenging. The 29-year-old was obliged to resort to coaching five years ago in order to maintain his injury-riddled professional career and make ends meet.
The Australian qualifier, who put up a string of outstanding performances on Wimbledon’s grass courts, will take part in the fourth round of a Grand Slam on Monday for the first time.
For World No. 99 in 2016, who had just undergone his sixth knee surgery in as many years due to a genetic knee issue, a run of this kind would have seemed like a far-off fantasy.
Kubler was fortunate to give the Tour one more chance, and this week his dedication to the sport has paid off. The Australian defeated Daniel Evans, Dennis Novak, and Jack Sock to set up a last-eight match with Indian Wells champion Taylor Fritz after sailing through qualifying without dropping a set.
The 29-year-old has earned £190,000 from his performance in London, and that amount will increase to £310,000 should he go to the quarterfinals. Before this fortnight, Kubler had made just over £600,000 over the course of his 11-year career.
What Nationality is Jason Kubler?
Kubler was born on May 19, 1993, in Brisbane, Queensland in Australia. He is an Australian.