Men’s tennis player Hyeon Chung will face Bulgaria’s 180th-ranked Dimitar Kuzmanov in the first round of the 메이저사이트 Wimbledon Championships (£44.7 million in prize money).
According to the tournament’s men’s singles qualifying draw, which was released by Wimbledon organizers on Monday (June 26), Chung will face Kuzmanov in the first round.
At 29, Kuzmanov is two years older than Hyeon and is a right-handed player like Hyeon, who used to play both singles and doubles but has recently focused more on singles.
He has been ranked around the top 200 in singles since last year, with his highest ranking being 159th in August last year.
He has never won a tournament on the ATP Tour, and his best result at a major is a third-round qualification. Last year, he reached the third round at the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open.
This will be the first time Chung and Kuzmanov have faced each other.
With qualifying matches starting at 7 p.m. local time, the pair are scheduled for the third match on Court 5.
It will be the first time in eight years that Chung has competed in an adult Wimbledon event since the 2015 tournament, where he was eliminated in the first round.
Due to his long injury layoff, Chung is currently unranked in singles, but thanks to the Protected Ranking (PR) system, he has been recognized as the 159th ranked player in the world and is on the qualifying list for the tournament.
He has yet to fully regain his game, losing in the first round of all five tournaments he has played since returning from injury.
However, Chung has good memories at Wimbledon. In 2013, he was the runner-up in the junior singles at Wimbledon.
Hong (196th – Sejong City Hall) will face Japan’s Yosuke Watanuki (112th) in the first round.
The two have met once before, in the first 메이저도메인 round of the 2015 ATP Seoul Open Challenger Qualifiers, where Hong won 2-0.
The draw for the women’s singles qualifier featuring Jang Soo-ju (123rd – Daegu City Hall) and Han Na-rae (190th – Bucheon City Hall) has not yet been announced.