Wu Yibing (97th) became the first Chinese player to win the Men’s Professional Tennis (ATP) Tour singles title.
On the 13th (Korean time), Wu Yi-bing defeated John Isner (39th, USA) 2-1 (6-6) in the singles final on the final day of the ATP Tour Dallas Open (total prize money: $737,170) held in Dallas, Texas, USA. 7<4-7> 7-6<7-3> 7-6<14-12>).
Wu Yibing, who won a close match in 2 hours and 59 minutes, wrote a new history in Chinese tennis.
Prior to this tournament, the best singles performance by a Chinese player on the ATP Tour was Fan Bing’s reaching the semifinals of the KAL Cup in Seoul in 1995.
China’s women’s tennis is strong enough for Lina to win major tournaments such as the 2011 French Open and the 2014 Australian Open, but men’s tennis is relatively weak.
Wu Yibing, born in 1999, is the first Chinese player in 63 years to win the men’s singles final at a major tournament at last year’s US Open and advance to the third round (Round of 32).
He also won the 2017 US Open Junior Singles, and has been gathering expectations as a promising player.
In this tournament, 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 day before, Wu슬롯사이트 Yibing became the first Chinese player to defeat a player within the top 10 in the world rankings.
Isner, the final opponent, is a 38-year-old veteran with a height of 208 cm. Wu Yibing is 183 cm tall.
On this day, Isner poured 44 serve aces with a strong serve reaching a maximum speed of 226 km/h, but Wu Yi-bing also faced off with a maximum serve speed of 219 km/h, and played a great match, never giving up a sub game to each other.
On this day, Wu Yi-bing won four match points, which would be lost if only one point was given, and received the prize money of 112,125 dollars (approximately 140 million won).