Will Jeong Hyeon (27) be able to secure the 91st place in the world rankings before returning to men’s singles after 31 months?
While the ‘2023 Seoul Open Challenger’ (total prize money of $160,000) enters the finals at the tennis court in Olympic Park, Seoul from 11:00 pm on the 25th, Jung Hyun, who received a wild card, beat Jordan Thompson, the third seed, on the center court at 1:00 pm on the same day. 29, Australia) is scheduled to clash.
At the Australian Open (AO) in 2018, Chung Hyun rewrote the history of Korean tennis by beating strong players such as the world’s strongest Novak Djokovic (Serbia) and reaching the semifinals in the men’s singles. It is noteworthy that he, who has suffered from a long injury, participates in the singles match for the first time in two years and seven months since the French Open (Roland Garros) qualifier in September 2020.
Jung Hyun received a wild card at the 2022 ATP Tour Korea Open held at the Olympic Park Court in September and October of last year and played in the doubles match with Kwon Soon-woo (26, Dangjin City Hall), a one-year junior, and advanced to the semifinals. 안전놀이터
Afterwards, Jeong Hyeon was scheduled to participate in the men’s singles match at the 2022 Seoul Open Challenger scheduled for the following week, but did not appear again after giving up due to a recurrence of a back injury.
The Seoul Open was held on the 24th as a ATP Tour ‘Challenger 125’ tournament. In the first round of the singles on the 25th, Hong Seong-chan (Sejong City Hall), ranked 194th in the world, will participate after being seeded. It is the 4th game of Center Court.
In addition, Nam Ji-seong (Sejong City Hall), who passed the preliminary round the day before, and Jung Yun-seong (Uijeongbu City Hall) and Lee Jae-moon (KDB Industrial Bank), who received wild cards, will also be on the day.