Australian Open 2018- Chung is two steps away from his first Grand-Slam

Australian Open 2018- Chung is two steps away from his first Grand-Slam


After winning over Novak Djokovic in the Round of 16, Chung is now in the semifinal of Australian Open 2018 by defeating Tennys Sandgren. Hyeon Chung defeats Tennys Sandgren by 6-4, 7-6, 6-3 in the quarterfinal and becomes the first Korean player to enter in the Semi-final of Australian Open 2018, where he will strike Roger Federer or Tomáš Berdych. Again, Chung gave his sensational performance again, which he gave on the previous night against  Djokovic, A-21-year-old ranked 58 in the world, give a brilliant start of this match with the score of 6-3 and won the astonished quarter-final on Rod Laver Arena.

Chung had beaten fourth seed Alexander Zverev and twelve-time champion Novak Djokovic on the past two matches and booked himself for the opening Grand-Slam of 2018. Hyeon becomes the first Korean to enter the Semi-Final of any Grand-slam.

Chung gets an advanced mini-break in the second set of the game and breaks back on the next game with a monster forehand return, but he finds on the net that score has been leveled again. The pressure is on Tennys Sandgren, and it begins to show on Sandgren- after this Chung wins the third set by 6-3 and booked his first memorable semi-final berth.

He said,” I make semis, I beat like Sascha, Djokovic, the other big players, I never played in the second week in Grand Slam, so I’m really happy for this victory. This is the result of my dedication, Win over Djokovic on previous game motivates and encourages me.”

Sandgren, who has attracted as much attention for his tennis in recent days, appeared to be struggling but he comeback with an impressive comeback in second set.

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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