Australian Jason Kubler storms into Wimbledon second round after THRASHING local hope Dan Evans
Plagued Australian Jason Kubler storms into the second round of Wimbledon after beating local hope Dan Evans into two sets
- Jason Kubler stunned 28th seeded Dan Evans in Wimbledon first round match
- Brisbane elevated Kubler, 29, won in straight sets in the performance of his career
- Former number one of the world juniors has endured many injury setbacks since 2010
Aussie Jason Kubler has stormed into the second round of Wimbledon after crushing local hopes Dan Evans.
Brisbane raised Kubler, 29, outclassed Evans 6-1 6-4 6-3 on Court Two in the execution of his injury-ridden career.
The former world number one junior was delighted with the outcome, where he frustrated his higher-ranked opponent – who was seeded 28th – with his consistency.
Aussie Jason Kubler (pictured) has stormed into the second round of Wimbledon after crushing local hope Dan Evans
Evans, placed 28th, had no answers to Kubler’s consistency on the grass in their first round match
Kubler – who had to qualify for the main draw – closed the game with 40 winners and only 17 unforced errors.
“Even being able to play on this pitch was a big highlight for me,” he said.
“Having played some of my best tennis is the icing on the cake.”
World No. 99 Kubler did not lose a service game in the two-hour, eight-minute straight sets demolition and will face Austrian qualifier Dennis Novak in the second round.
Kubler has won 20 of his past 23 matches and has seen his ranking improve by nearly 80 places since April.
Kubler didn’t lose a service game in the two-hour, eight-minute straight sets demolition and will next face Austrian qualifier Dennis Novak for a third-round spot
A succession of injuries – including five surgeries to his left knee – have curtailed Kubler’s career, but a run at the All England Club in the second week would change everything
After turning pro in 2010, many tennis judges predicted that Kubler would have a fruitful career on the track.
A succession of injuries – including five surgeries to his left knee – have stunted his progress, but a run at the All England Club in the second week could be just the strength Kubler needs to realize his potential on the pitch.
In addition to tennis, Kubler is a huge fan of rugby league.
In what was a golden day for Australians on the pitch, 19th seed Alex de Minaur, Nick Kyrgios, Jordan Thompson and Ajla Tomljanovic all won their respective matches on grass.