Wu Yibing (24, 97th, photo), who is attracting attention as a promising player in Chinese men’s tennis, wrote a new history of Chinese tennis.
Wu Yi-bing defeated John Isner (39th, USA) 2-1 (6-7<4-7>) in the singles final of the Men’s Professional Tennis (ATP) Tour Dallas Open (total prize money: $737,170) held in Dallas, USA on the 13th. 7-6 <7-3> 7-6 <14-12>). Wu Yibing, who won a close match in 2 hours and 59 minutes that led to tiebreaks in each set, became the first Chinese player to win an ATP Tour event. Previously, the best singles performance by a Chinese player on the ATP Tour was Fan Bing’s reaching the semifinals of the 1995 KAL Cup in Seoul.
Uibing defeated prominent players such as Dennis Shapovalov (27th, Canada) in the second round, Adrian Mannarino (63rd, France) in the third round, and Taylor Fritz (8th, USA) in the semifinals the previous day. The previous day, Wu Yibing became the first Chinese player to defeat a player within the top 10 in the world rankings.
Isner, who we met in the finals, is 208cm tall and his strong serve is his biggest weapon. Isner recorded 44 serve aces on the day, with a strong serve reaching a maximum speed of 226 km/h. However, 183 cm tall Wu Yi-bing also faced off with a serve with a maximum speed of 219 km/h and never missed his serve game. On this day, Wu Yi-bing overcame four match points, which would have been lost if he gave up just one point, and finally won. The winning prize is $112,125 (approximately 140 million won). 메이저사이트
Wu Yibing, who made his name known by winning the 2017 US Open Junior Singles as a junior, has recently been on the rise. At last year’s US Open, he won the men’s singles final at a major tournament for the first time in 63 years as a Chinese player, advancing to the third round (Round of 32), and also finished runner-up at the Seoul Open Challenger.
Chinese tennis has been dominated by women. Lina also won major tournaments such as the 2011 French Open and the 2014 Australian Open. Wu Yibing is leading the leap in men’s tennis in China. He is set to rise to No. 58 in the newly announced world rankings.