It was really an exciting time, watching underdog Chris Eaton take the Wimbledon tournament by storm yesterday. This 20-year old hunk who is ranked 661 in the world has been catapulted into the media spotlight after beating a player ranked nearly 550 places above him and winning a place in the second round. This new British tennis star has a secret weapon to his sweet victory – his gorgeous model girlfriend. Eaton, who drives a battered second-hand Vauxhall Astra with one wing mirror covered held on by duct tape and strings his own rackets before each match, has been backed all the way by his parents. He is now guaranteed at least US$33,000 for making the second round on his Grand Slam debut which is not bad for a man who was playing in Uzbekistan on the eve of Wimbledon and can’t even afford a decent new car.
This handsome six footer who has been playing tennis since he was five years old played six qualifying matches to get through to Wimbledon and his previous claim to fame was a practice session with Andre Agassi at Queen’s in 2006.
Next up for Eaton is a clash with explosive Russian 25th seed Dmitry Tursunov. If only I lived in England, I would definitely get my Wimbledon tickets and watch this amazing new tennis star in action.
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