It’s a life changer: Australia’s Jason Kubler thrilled with prize money after reaching 4th round at Wimbledon

Jason Kubler entered the Round of 16 after coming from behind to beat American Jack Sock 6-2, 4-6, 5-7, 7-6(4), 6-3 on Saturday (July 2).

Australia's Jason Kubler during his third round match at Wimbledon.

Australia’s Jason Kubler during his third round match at Wimbledon. (Courtesy: AP)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Jason Kubler is guaranteed to earn USD 230,000
  • Kubler will meet Taylor Fritz for a place in QF
  • Jason Kubler had suffered a knee injury in 2016

Australia’s Jason Kubler called the prize money he has won so far by reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon a “life changer”.

The 29-year-old Kubler entered the Round of 16 after coming from behind to beat American Jack Sock 6-2, 4-6, 5-7, 7-6(4), 6-3 on Saturday (July 2).

Kubler, who is ranked 99th in the world, is guaranteed to earn USD 230,000 prize money.

“Yeah, well, a life changer to an extent,” 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 opportunity to hopefully do something like this again.”

Kubler also revealed that he had thoughts about quitting the sport after spending extended time on the sidelines due to a knee injury, which he suffered in 2016. The Australian had also started coaching to make ends meet following the injury.

“There’s definitely been tough times, just like I’m sure with a lot of tennis players. There have been times where I’ve gone, ‘maybe I’ll look into something else’.

“The closest would have been when I was doing the coaching. I did a bit of coaching and hitting with some players. I probably did that for two or three months when I didn’t have so much money.

“I was actually enjoying it. I was starting to make, for me, make some all right money, and I was like, ‘I could really be happy doing this’. That was definitely a moment where I could have stopped.”

Kubler will meet American Taylor Fritz for a place in the quarterfinals at the Championships.

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