32 Facts About Chung Hyeon

1.

Chung Hyeon is a South Korean professional tennis player.

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Chung Hyeon won the Eddie Herr International and Junior Orange Bowl Boys under-12s titles in December 2008, and was signed, along with his brother Chung Hong, to the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy at IMG in Florida.

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Chung Hyeon began competing on the ITF junior tour in 2012, and was runner-up in the 2013 Wimbledon Boys' Singles, a month after winning his first Futures title.

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Chung Hyeon later competed in his first ATP tournament, the Malaysian Open, being defeated in the first round.

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Chung Hyeon reached the final qualifying round for the Australian Open, but focused his efforts on the Challenger Tour.

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Chung Hyeon's rapid rise up the rankings and an error on behalf of the Korean Tennis Federation meant that he missed the entry deadline for the 2015 French Open.

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Chung Hyeon then lost in straight sets to unranked Nicholas Monroe in the first round of qualifiers in the Topshelf Open.

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Immediately following his first round loss at Wimbledon, Chung Hyeon returned to his home country and won the Men's Singles and Men's Team events at the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju.

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Chung Hyeon lost in the second round against fifth seed Stanislas Wawrinka in straight sets, despite taking each set to a tiebreak.

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10.

Chung Hyeon continued to play on both the Challenger and ATP tour through 2015, winning a further Challenger at Kaohsiung in September and reaching his first ATP quarterfinal at the Shenzhen Open.

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11.

Chung Hyeon was awarded the year-end ATP Most Improved Player award for 2015, after climbing over 120 places to No 51 in the rankings.

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12.

Chung Hyeon won his first round match in Brisbane against Sam Groth.

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13.

Chung Hyeon lost in the second round to the 3rd seed Marin Cilic.

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14.

In Rotterdam Chung Hyeon reached second round, where he lost to Viktor Troicki.

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15.

Chung Hyeon won both singles in the Davis Cup tie against New Zealand.

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16.

Chung Hyeon scored his first Australian Open match by defeating Renzo Olivo.

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17.

Chung Hyeon lost in the second round against eventual semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov despite winning the first set.

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18.

In May, Chung Hyeon competed at the 2017 BMW Open in Munich, reaching the semifinals.

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19.

At the French Open, Chung Hyeon achieved his first Grand Slam breakthrough by reaching the third round, including a win over 27th seed Sam Querrey in the first round.

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20.

Chung Hyeon lost against the eighth seed Kei Nishikori in five sets.

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21.

Chung Hyeon picked up his first big result of the year by reaching the quarterfinals of the Auckland Open, recording a win over John Isner in the second round.

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22.

At the Australian Open, Chung Hyeon made his breakthrough into the limelight by becoming the first South Korean player, male or female, to advance past the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament.

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23.

Chung Hyeon became the youngest Australian Open semifinalist since Marin Cilic in 2010 and the lowest ranked since then-No 86 Marat Safin in 2004.

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24.

Chung Hyeon played Roger Federer in the semi-final, but withdrew due to foot blisters when he was close to going two sets down.

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25.

Chung Hyeon then played in the Mexican Open, where he defeated Donald Young and Ernesto Escobedo before losing to Kevin Anderson in straight sets.

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26.

At Indian Wells, Chung Hyeon beat Dusan Lajovic, Tomas Berdych and Pablo Cuevas to advance to his maiden Masters quarterfinals appearance, but lost to Roger Federer in straight sets.

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At Miami, Chung Hyeon defeated Matthew Ebden, Michael Mmoh, and Joao Sousa, reaching the quarterfinals where he lost in straight sets to John Isner, who went on to win the tournament.

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28.

Chung Hyeon did not compete at the 2018 French Open or 2018 Wimbledon Championships.

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29.

Chung Hyeon narrowly lost the first two sets in tiebreakers, but came back to win in five sets, advancing to the second round where he lost in four sets to Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

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30.

Chung Hyeon reached the third round of the 2019 US Open for the first time at this Major.

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31.

Chung Hyeon currently uses and endorses the Yonex Vcore Duel G 97 310g, but now has a paint job of the Yonex Vcore Pro 97 310g.

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32.

Chung Hyeon wears Lacoste apparel and wears Nike Air Zoom Vapor X as his shoe.

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