Who is Chung Hyeon? South Korean star has taken the Australian Open by storm

CHUNG HYEON will face reigning champion Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Friday.

The 21-yr-previous has made it into the last 4 of a Grand Slam for the first time in his profession after beating  Tennys Sandgren in straight units.

 Novak Djokovic was beaten by Chung Hyeon in round of 16 in Australian Open

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Novak Djokovic was crushed by Chung Hyeon in spherical of sixteen in Australian Open

In the fourth spherical, Hyeon induced certainly one of the shocks of the event when he beat Novak Djokovic in straight units.

Who is Chung Hyeon?

CHUNG began enjoying tennis at a younger age.

He was informed it will be a great way to take care of his eyesight after he was required to put on glasses as a younger boy.

As a junior he quickly began turning heads profitable the Junior Orange Bowl boys beneath-12s title and signed as much as the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Florida in 2008.

In 2013, he gained his first ITF Junior title and was runner-up in the 2013 Wimbledon Boy's Singles inside a month.

What are the highlights of his profession to date?

Chung moved full-time to the males's skilled recreation in 2014 and gained three Futures tournaments and the Bangkok Open in the similar yr.

His first Grand Slam recreation got here in 2015 at Wimbledon the place he misplaced in the first spherical however he was awarded the ATP Most Improved Participant award after climbing the rankings.

In 2017, Chung gained the Subsequent Era ATP Finals in Milan defeating Andrey Rublev in the ultimate.

 Chung Hyeon has shown some impressive performances at the Australian Open

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Chung Hyeon has proven some spectacular performances at the Australian Open

What has he gained in profession prize cash?

BEFORE the Australian Open, he had gained £1.1million in prize cash. 

If he wins the event, he’ll take house £2.3million and £1.16million if he is the runner-up.

For making it via to the semi-finals, he has already assured £509,000.

CHUNG HYEON will face reigning champion Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Friday.

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