Hyeon Chung; NextGen Winner, Big wins, Conquering Novak & A year of injuries

Hyeon Chung is out of luck at the moment.

The Korean made his name in 2017 and ended the year winning the inaugural Next Gen Finals in Milan.

Roll on a few months later and he saw off Novak Djokovic in Melbourne as he progressed to the semi-finals of the first major of the year.

Chung 7-6 7-5 7-6 Djokovic – A masterclass against one of tennis’ masters!

Following on from that he made the quarter finals of Indian Wells and Miami and in this period of the year picked up so many wins against Zverev, Berdych, Goffin etc…

However now, he is now at 119 in the world in the live rankings as Miami points drop off.

Since Miami last year he has only played 15 tournaments in 12 months and has struggled to find form with just 1 win and 4 defeats so far this year.

It is such a shame what has happened, back injury and forced him out of Miami and to see someone super talented who wants this halted by injury after injury is just unfair.

Hyeon turns 23 in May and there is still soo much time in his career the worry is the amount of little injuries that are popping up and forcing him out of tournaments at the moment.

That win against Djokovic which I linked above was so clever and mesmerising at times and I hope he does get back to this level once again.

He had a month off after Miami last year before going to Munich and Madrid but missed Rome, Roland Garros and Wimbledon on another enforced break of 10 weeks from the sport.

I hope we see him back soon, it will take time to find that form but gradually building up form is what he needs and just hope his body holds up.

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