Who is Chung Hyeon? South Korean star who could miss Wimbledon due to injury

CHUNG HYEON is likely to skip Wimbledon this year after suffering with an ongoing foot injury.

The South Korean superstar has been out of action, but he is expected to return to the court for an exhibition event at Hurlingham Club next week.

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

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

Who is Chung Hyeon?

Chung started playing tennis at a young age.

He was told it would be a good way to maintain his eyesight after he was required to wear glasses as a young boy.

As a junior he soon started turning heads winning the Junior Orange Bowl boys under-12s title and signed up to the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Florida in 2008.

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

What are the highlights of his career so far?

Chung moved full-time to the men's professional game in 2014 and won 3 Futures tournaments and the Bangkok Open in the same year.

His first Grand Slam game came in 2015 at Wimbledon where he lost in the first round but he was awarded the ATP Most Improved Player award after climbing the rankings.

In 2017, Chung won the Next Generation ATP Finals in Milan defeating Andrey Rublev in the final.

 Chung Hyeon has shown some impressive performances at the Australian Open

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Chung Hyeon has shown some impressive performances at the Australian Open

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CHUNG HYEON is likely to skip Wimbledon this year after suffering with an ongoing foot injury.