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Chung hunts Djokovic, Qualifies for quaterfinals of Australian Open

Chung hunts Djokovic, Qualifies for quaterfinals of Australian Open
Written by Abhishek Lohia

Former Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic is out of the Australian Open 2018. A 21-years-old, South Korean Tennis player HYEON CHUNG hunt this legend at the round of Top-16 and booked himself for the quarterfinals of Australian Open 2018. Chung beats Djokovic by 7-6, 7-5, 7-6 in straight sets.

Djokovic did not play any match since Wimbledon due to his Elbow issue. The best moment of this match was that, this 21-years-old beat Djokovic in continuously three sets. He maintains his strength consistency and patience, now he will play against Tennys Sandgren, who is now ranked 97 in World ATP.

Chung is the first Korean, which enters into the quarter-final of any Grand slam, now he will face Tennys and maybe he got his first Grand slam Semi-final.
During an interview,” Chung says: I am really happy, this is my achievement to play with Novak Djokovic. I don’t know how I did it, but I did. Novak is my idol, I always follow him. He said, when i was young, i just tried to follow “Novak” because he is my Idol ”

After a brilliant rally in the third set of the game, Chung relentlessly returning to each of service of Djokovic, who is fire at the net. At the end of first five rounds, Chung is leading with 4-1, then Djokovic comes back with the score of 4-3, but this is too late to win this set and Chung get it with the total score of 7-6.

Basically Chung grew up following Djokovic and plays a similar form of tennis – relentless weight and accuracy from the back of the court. He mixed it with a physical flexibility that helps him to chip the ball back from the most precarious positions.

On the other hand Novak Djokovic admitted that he has no idea when he will next play tennis after being eliminated from Australian Open 2018 tournament by world No. 58 Hyeon Chung.

 

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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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