Australian Open: South Korea's Hyeon Chung advances to semis

Updated: Jan 24, 2018, 15:58 IST | IANS

South Korea's Hyeon Chung on Wednesday continued his stellar campaign at the Australian Open, bringing an end to American Tennys Sandgren's best run in Melbourne after defeating him 6-4, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 in the quarterfinals

Hyeon Chung
Chung Hyeon celebrates after defeating Tennys Sandgren in Australian Open quarterfinals. Pic/ AFP

South Korea's Hyeon Chung on Wednesday continued his stellar campaign at the Australian Open, bringing an end to American Tennys Sandgren's best run in Melbourne after defeating him 6-4, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 in the quarterfinals.

With the win, Chung, who ousted six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic in the previous round, achieved a number of remarkable milestones, including becoming the first South Korean to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam, reports Efe.

The 21-year-old, ranked 58th in the world, also became the youngest player since 2010 to reach a Grand Slam semifinal since Marin Cilic of Croatia reached the last four in Melbourne and is the lowest ranked man to reach that stage in 14 years.

Chung is set to take on either Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic or defending champion Roger Federer of Switzerland.

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