There’s a new kid on the (Australian Open 2018 tennis) block: South Korean Hyeon Chung. Chung is 21 yrs old, and nicknamed ‘The Wall’ for his ability to return all incoming serves.
He reached the AO Men’s semi-final by beating American Tennys Sandgren on Wednesday (Australia time). In the previous round, he took out former World No 1 Novak Djokovic in a great match.
Chung and his new coach, South African Neville Godwin, will have to pull out all the stops for his next match, though : against World No 2 – and arguably the world’s greatest tennis player ever, Roger Federer.
Update Fri 1/26: Chung had to throw in the towel and retire from his match against Federer, due to a blister on his foot. He was down 1-6 , 2-5.