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Chung Hyeon beats Novak Djokovic, advances to quarter finals of Australian Open

December 9, 2019

Golf, archery, figure skating. Some of the sporting disciplines Korea displayed
dominance in the global stage. Perhaps Tennis could be added to that list
soon. Chung Hyeon… defeated his idol, former world
number 1 Novak Djokovic to advance to the quarterfinals fo the Australian Open. Park Sohyun has more on the first ever Korean
Tennis player to make the elite eight of a Grand Slam event. South Korea’s Chung Hyeon — ranked 58th in
the world — played a superb match, cruising to victory over former world-number-one Novak
Djokovic in a stunning 7-6, 7-5, 7-6 win at the Australian Open. The 21-year-old always looked in command of
the match and held his nerve in the third set to win the tiebreaker and seal his spot
in the final eight. His latest victory proved his win over world-number-4,
Alexander Zverev, in the previous round — was no fluke. Monday’s win marks a remarkable change of
fortunes for the two players. Just two years ago,… Chung lost to Djokovic
in straight sets at the 2016 Australian Open. Djokovic complimented Chung for his great
performance, saying he deserved to win. And Chung could barely contain his joy after
beating the man he looked up to as a boy. On Wednesday, Chung will face American Tennys
Sandgren, ranked 97th in the world and another surprise quarter-finalist. Koreans around the world will be tuning in,…
hoping Chung can keep his historic run going in Melbourne and make it to the semis. Park Soyun, Arirang News.

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