Wimbledon quarter-finalist has flight cancelled by ‘bomb menace’ then has baggage stolen | Tennis | Sport

Christopher Eubanks has revealed that he was pressured to take a detour on his solution to the Basel Open after his connecting flight was cancelled on account of a bomb menace. The 27-year-old, who reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals earlier this 12 months, is ready to start his marketing campaign in opposition to Jan-Lennard Struff on Monday however endured the journey from hell on his solution to Switzerland.

Eubanks took to X, previously Twitter, to share the main points of his journey expertise which noticed him fly to Munich with the intention of boarding a connecting flight to Basel. Nevertheless, he was knowledgeable by authorities upon his arrival that his connecting flight was cancelled on account of a bomb menace on the airport.

“We travelled yesterday from Stockholm to Munich anticipating to take a flight from Munich to Basel,” he defined. “We land in Munich solely to search out out that our flight into Basel has been cancelled together with nearly each different flight into Basel due to a bomb menace on the airport.”

Eubanks was then requested if he wished to spend the evening in Munich or take an alternate path to Basel, which included a prolonged practice journey. He selected the latter however was left to rue his resolution after dropping a ‘essential’ piece of bags, which he believes was stolen at a earlier practice cease.

“The airline agent gave us two choices, spend the evening in Munich and fly to Basel within the morning or fly from Munich to Frankfurt then take a practice to Basel final evening,” he continued. “I wished to have an additional full day in Basel to arrange so I selected choice two. That’s when issues went dangerous.

“The flight to Frankfurt was simple however once we received to the practice station, we see that our practice has now been delayed… and delayed… and delayed. We ultimately board the practice and I put my luggage into the designated baggage space in our automobile. Two suitcases and one tennis bag.

“I’m going to my seat, get comfy and put together for this three-hour practice journey (it’s about 11pm at this level and I’m completely exhausted). When it got here time to get off at our cease, I observed that certainly one of my suitcases was lacking. I am assured it was stolen off the practice at one of many earlier stops.

“Now I’m with out a VERY essential piece of bags for the subsequent two weeks in Europe and there’s not a lot I can do about it. One other instance of the not so glamorous aspect of professional tennis.”

It stays to be seen whether or not Eubank will be capable of put the stress of the ordeal behind him when the Basel Open will get underway subsequent week. He will likely be determined to avoid a first-round exit by the hands of Struff on Monday to be able to be sure that his exhausting journey to Switzerland was not a wasted one.

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