Korean Teen Leaps in Latest World Tennis Rankings

      May 12, 2015 11:48

      Chung Hyeon

      Tennis player Chung Hyeon moved up to the world No. 69 spot in the men's tennis rankings released by the Association of Tennis Professionals on Monday.

      Chung's win at the ATP Challenger Busan Open on Sunday earned him 110 ranking points and pushed him up 19 places from 88th a week ago.

      On April 27 Chung became only the second Korean tennis player after Lee Hyung-taik to make it into the world top 100.

      Chung is currently fifth highest among Asian players, after Kei Nishikori of Japan (world No. 6), Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan (56), Lu Yen-hsun of Taiwan (65) and Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan (67).

      Novak Djokovic of Serbia remains in the top spot, followed by Roger Federer of Switzerland and Andy Murray of the U.K.

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