13 Facts About Hyung-Taik Lee


Hyung-Taik Lee won one singles title and achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No 36, in August 2007.

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Hyung-Taik Lee began playing tennis at age nine with a school teacher.

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En route to his fourth-round appearance against Sampras, Hyung-Taik Lee defeated Jeff Tarango, 13th seed Franco Squillari, and future Australian Open runner-up Rainer Schuttler.

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In 2003, Hyung-Taik Lee became the first Korean to win ATP Tour singles and doubles titles by winning the singles tournament at the Sydney International as a qualifier and the doubles tournament at the Siebel Open in San Jose, California.

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Hyung-Taik Lee had set points in the third set tie-breaker, but went on to lose the set after an incorrect line call.

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Hyung-Taik Lee matched his best Grand Slam performance by making the fourth round of the US Open tournament.

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Hyung-Taik Lee was pit against Guillermo Canas, who was the fourteenth seed in the tournament, in the second round.

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Hyung-Taik Lee defeated Canas in three sets, setting up a third round showdown against nineteenth seed Andy Murray.

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Hyung-Taik Lee got out to a quick two set advantage against Murray, eventually winning in four sets.

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Hyung-Taik Lee set personal bests in a handful of categories, including match wins and money earned.

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Hyung-Taik Lee did match his best Masters Series result by making the fourth round of Indian Wells, beating Michael Llodra, Jarkko Nieminen and No 5 seed David Ferrer along the way.

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In 2009, Hyung-Taik Lee played one final time for Korea, in the Davis Cup Play-off between Korea and China.

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Hyung-Taik Lee was coached by countryman and former ATP professional Yoon Yong-il.

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