Published: Tue, January 23, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Chung makes history with Australian Open win over Djokovic

Chung makes history with Australian Open win over Djokovic

The six-time champion was beaten 7-6 (7-4) 7-5 7-6 (7-3) in the fourth round in Melbourne as Chung took full advantage of the ailing former world number one, who had returned to action at the tournament after six months out.

The 30-year-old lost in straight sets to 21-year-old South Korean Hyeon Chung, who now progresses to the quarter finals for the first time in his career.

The defending champion did not require his dazzling best against 80th-ranked Hungarian Marton Fucsovics in his first match scheduled during the day session but still emerged a comfortable 6-4 7-6 (3) 6-2 victor.

The Serb former world No.1 played in great discomfort with a recurrence of his right elbow injury and a possible hip/groin problem sustained during the three-set loss in the fourth round on Monday.

"I think you can tell my confidence is high", Wozniacki, who finished last season by winning the Women's Tennis Association Finals title, said in an on-court TV interview.

Korean Hyeon Chung scored a shocking upset of six-time Aussie champion Novak Djokovic on Monday night, and the last American man standing, the completely unheralded Tennys Sandgren, pulled off an equally impressive upset of No. 5 seed Dominic Thiem.

Tomas Berdych beat 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro in straight sets and fifth-seeded Dominic Thiem beat Adrian Mannarino to set up a match against Tennys Sandgren.

"I play tennis. I'm just looking for Novak, Roger (Federer), Rafa (Nadal)".

Chung beat fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev 5-7, 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 in the third round on Rod Laver Arena. I was just trying to copy Novak because he's my idol. "I'm just happy to share the court with Novak".

Sandgren could see the funny side of the incident. Pic Ch7
Sandgren could see the funny side of the incident. Pic Ch7

He will next play the victor of Friday's later match between Tennys Sandgren and Maximilian Marterer. Last couple weeks I played a lot of tennis.

"He was not completely the unknown opponent that maybe people thought he was", the 36-year-old Swiss said.

Roger Federer says he's a big believer in kids playing sport, but he's not keen on his own children following in his footsteps. "At the end of the first set, it started hurting more so I had to deal with it until the end of the match".

Kerber's year-end ranking dropped from No. 1 in 2016 to 21 past year, when she failed to defend her Australian or U.S. Open titles.

The 17th-seeded Keys, who lost in the U.S. Open final a year ago to Sloane Stephens, saved three break points serving for the match, finally clinching it on her first match point when Bogdan netted a backhand.

After converting a break-point chance with a sliding forehand victor down the line late in the second set, Kerber crouched and screamed to celebrate the point and regaining the momentum.

"I was hoping I can go through it".

MELBOURNE, Australia-Caroline Wozniacki is continuing to cash in on her second chance at the Australian Open, reaching the quarterfinals here for the first time since 2012 with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Magdalena Rybarikova last Sunday. "This one was about as hard-fought as I've ever had a match before".


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