The Korean with an impressive first win against top 5 player
We are delighted that Hyeon Chung is comming back once in Sofia for the DIEMA XTRA Sofia Open. As the ATP Next Gen Champion, he is countinuing his great development at the Australian Open. Now wit a top 5 win over Sasha Zverev, he will be a force in Sofia”, said Paul McNamee, the tournament director of DIEMA XTRA Sofia Open.
Chung made his first ever win over a top 5 player. He eliminated Alexander Zverev wit 5:7, 7:6, 2:6, 6:3, 6:0 and reach the 1/8-finals in Australia.
The two winners of the ATP finals for 2017 will play in the ATP 250 tournament Sofia Open 2018 (4 -11 February). The number one seed is the biggest Bulgarian star and defending champion Grigor Dimitrov, who triumphed in the battle of the best 8 players for 2017. The winner of the Nitto ATP Finals in London will meet in Sofia the winner from the first edition of The Next Gen ATP Finals – the Korean Hyeon Chung. He won the final tournament in Milan among the best under 21 tennis players. He comes to Bulgaria as well.