Hyeon Chung —

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A sur­prise Aus­tralian Open semi­fi­nal per­for­mance, fea­tur­ing up­sets over Djokovic, his idol, and Zverev, made the 22­year­old Chung with the funky white eye­glasses a Next Gen prospect to watch. Quar­ter­fi­nal re­sults at In­dian Wells and Miami re­in­forced this con­sen­sus. A right an­kle in­jury, how­ever, stopped his mo­men­tum.

With re­lent­less power, a top­notch serve re­turn, ex­cel­lent mo­bil­ity and ter­rific com­po­sure, the best player in Korean his­tory should re­bound strongly at the US Open.

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