Chung shakes off injury, aims for comeback at Wimbledon

Chung Hyun, 27, who made South Korean tennis history by reaching the singles quarterfinals at the 2018 Australian Open, is looking to make a comeback at Wimbledon.

According to his management company, Chung is preparing to compete in the men’s singles at Wimbledon, the third Grand Slam event of the year, which begins on July 3.

After reaching the quarterfinals at the 2018 메이저놀이터 Australian Open, Chung’s momentum was derailed by injuries. He hasn’t taken to the court since the French Open in September 2020 and focused on rehabilitation.

He made his comeback at the Korea Open in September last year, playing doubles with Kwon Soon-woo (Dangjin City Hall). He made his singles comeback after a year and seven months at the Seoul Open Challenger last month, and also competed at the Busan Open, where he was eliminated in the first round.

Chung hopes to return to Wimbledon through the Protected Ranking (PR) system. PR is a system that allows a player who has dropped in the rankings due to injury to compete in a tournament with their previous ranking recognized. Chung’s PR is ranked 159th, making him eligible for Wimbledon qualifying.

Meanwhile, Chung has been named to both the preliminary and main draw lists for next month’s Surbiton Trophy.

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