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Paul Jubb earns biggest win of his career to reach maiden ATP semi-final in Mallorca


Paul Jubb is currently embarking on a week to remember, after the British tennis star reach his maiden ATP tour-level semi-final at the Mallorca Championships.

Jubb, earned the biggest win of his career against world No.14 Ben Shelton, with the Brit prevailing 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(8) in a clash of the former NCAA champions – marking his first ever victory over a top 20 player.

In his on-court interview, Jubb said, “It just kept getting better and better throughout the match. I was thriving out here tonight.”

“This is obviously huge for me. Last year was so tough, I was injured most of the year,” he added.

“I’ve been working very, very hard to get back to this point. This is kind of one of those visions you’ve had in your mind for a long time - being on these stages at these tournaments. This is what I’ve been working for, so a bit of relief that I’m here and I’ve done it.”

The 24-year-old had to come through two rounds of qualifying to reach the main draw of the ATP 250 event. The opening round saw him brush aside Germany’s Maximilian Marterer to record a career-first ATP tour-level win before dismantling Alex Walton 6-0, 6-3 in his second match.

Jubb – who is supported by our Pro Scholarship Programme presented by Lexus – had seven opportunities to close out the victory but the American continued to ask the question – channelling all his experience of competing on the ATP tour to try and turn it around.

However, Jubb made it eighth time lucky, as Shelton misfired a forehand to gift the Brit a spot in the final four after two hours and 44 minutes.

This victory marks not only a significant milestone for Jubb, but also comes at the perfect time ahead of The Championships, Wimbledon which is set to commence in just a matter of days. His victory over the top seed in Mallorca sends a strong message, that Jubb is capable of causing an upset in the third Grand Slam of the season, where he enters with a main draw wild card.

The world No.289 is now set to face 54 ranked Sebastian Ofner in a bid to reach Saturday’s final.

You can watch live coverage of Jubb’s semi-final match against Ofner exclusively on Sky Sports Tennis and Now TV.

Get to know Paul Jubb

Want to find out more about Jubb? Watch our latest episode of 'Inside the National Tennis Centre' where we find out a little more about him, his journey in tennis and get an inside view of where he trains.

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