April 28, 2015 09:49
Tennis player Chung Hyeon has made it into the top 100 in the world men's tennis rankings, which were released by the Association of Tennis Professionals on Monday.
Chung's victory at the Savannah Challenger on Monday earned him 80 ranking points, taking him to No. 88, with 588 points -- up 19 spots from last week.
Chung became only the second Korean to break into the world's top 100 after Lee Hyung-taik, who peaked at No. 98 in August 2008.
"I didn't expect to crack the top 100 this soon," Chung said. "I'll try my best to win my first [ATP World] Tour title."
Players in the top 100 advance straight to ATP World Tour events, including the four majors, the Masters, the 500 series and the 250 series, without having to compete in preliminary rounds.
If Chung maintains his ranking, he will be able to reach the Wimbledon men's singles finals. Lee is the only Korean player to have competed in a tennis major -- the U.S. Open in August 2008.
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