Wu Yibing wrote Chinese tennis history… First Chinese player to top the ATP tournament
Wu Yibing (24, 97th), a rising star in Chinese men’s tennis, wrote a new history in Chinese tennis.
Wu Yi-bing defeated John Isner (39th place, USA) 2-1 (6-7 <4- 7> 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 strong 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, the 183cm tall Wuyi Bing also faced off with his 219km/h serve 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 won온라인바카라 The winning prize is $112,125 (approximately 140 million won).
Wu Yibing, born in 1999, is a promising tennis player in China. As a junior, he also won the 2017 US Open Junior Singles. The recent rise has been steep. 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.
In Chinese tennis, women’s tennis has been strong. 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. Wu Yibing, who became only the second Chinese male player to make the top 100, is expected to rise to No. 58 in the upcoming world rankings.