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Hyeon Chung is again. The South Korean returned triumphantly on Wednesday, beating #NextGenATP American Taylor Fritz to achieve the BB&T Atlanta Open quarter-finals. After reaching his eighth quarter-final of the season, Chung took time to speak with ATPWorldTour.com about his “ATP Firsts”, together with the primary time he was mobbed within the Seoul airport.

First second I realised I liked tennis
Once I gained my first match. Like 11, 12. The nationwide match in Korea. I don’t know the place. Many of the Korean children had been taking part in.

First coach and most vital lesson he/she taught me
Many coaches, however I had one massive coach earlier than. I toured with him for 4, 5 years, Mr Yoon. Yong-Il Yoon.


Watch: Chung Thrilled About Triumphant Return In Atlanta

First pinch-me second on the ATP World Tour
Once I noticed Roger, Rafa and Novak within the locker room. My first predominant draw Grand Slam was Wimbledon (2015).

First time I used to be recognised
On the Seoul airport, after my wins in Melbourne this 12 months. ‘Can I take an image, have an autograph?’

First time out of the country
Eleven years outdated, for the Orange Bowl in Florida, with the Korean nationwide crew, all Korean boys.


Very first thing I purchased with prize cash
Once I acquired the primary ATP [Rankings] factors, my coach purchased for me the Beats [headphones]. Silver.

First pet
Once I was younger, as soon as, I had a turtle for a couple of years, however I moved… I couldn’t have her so I gave her to my associates… [Now] I desire a pet however I stay in an house in Korea, and I can not get a pet in an house. Once I retire from tennis, I’ll attempt to get a pet, slightly canine or one thing… I do not know [which kind]; I am going to have to consider it.

First music album
Psy, went to his live performance in Korea, lots of people had been there.

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