Hyeon Chung was one of the stand out performers in Melbourne now the South Korean is at it again with wins against Berdych and Cuevas the 21 year old is now in his first Masters 1000 quarter final.
I first seaw Hyeon play at the backend of last year when he took part in the inaugural Next Gen finals in Milan. I was impressed with his movement and shot selection to have his game what I would call stable at this stage in his career is great.
Quite a lot of players when they burst onto the scene are fearless and everything works but for Hyeon over the past year he has steadily improved his game and does look the real deal.
He made his name in Melbourne at the beginning of the year with a beautiful performance against Novak Djokovic winning 7-6 7-5 7-6.
I said in the piece I don’t like comparing up coming players with those on the tour as they all bring something different the court but with the greatest of the respect what caught my eye was the movement, it was some of the best movement I have ever seen on a tennis court.
He has an array of weapons at his disposal and can mix up the forehand, explore a two handed backhand and a slice as well as anticipation at the net as well!
Image Credit – British Eurosport / Australian Open
This was one of my favourite shots in his win against Djokovic; the movement, the stretch and that forehand it was unplayable!
Quarter finals of Indian Wells, Miami next and then onto clay where with his movement and game can be very effective on what is set to be a big year!