Hyeon Chung rues injury-hit campaign but lays out his vision for his future
Hyeon Chung admits that he probably failed to take full advantage of his brilliant start to the season, but says he now knows what is needed to become a “relentless” force on the ATP Tour.
The South Korean had a brilliant Australian Open, where he was eventually dumped out in the semi-finals due to injury.
And, while he is happy to give himself credit for his rise in the rankings, he says there is also disappointment.
“I’d like to give myself high points for finishing this year in a higher position [in the rankings] than a year ago.
“But on the other hand, I failed to take proper care of my body.
“I am trying to reach even greater heights.
“My goal is to become a relentless player who keeps the pressure on opponents.
Chung also spoke of his personal highlights for the season, and facing both Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer at the Australian Open was understandably up there.
“It was an amazing feeling to be facing Roger Federer, even though I had to retire from the match.
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