Wu Yibing, China’s first ATP Tour win… “I’m very proud of myself”

Wu Yibing (China) rewrote Chinese tennis history by winning the ATP Tour. 

On the 13th (Korean time), in the US Dallas Open (ATP 250) final match, Wu Yi-bing defeated John Isner (USA, 37th) after a 3-hour match, 6-7(4) 7-6(3) 7-6(12) and took the top spot. With this, Wu Yibing became the first Chinese player to win the ATP Tour trophy. 

Prior to this event, no Chinese male player had reached or won an ATP Tour final since the Open Era. In addition, there was no victory against the ATP rankings TOP 10, but Wu Yi-bing defeated Michael Mo (USA, 87th), Dennis Shapovalov (Canada, 27th), and Adrien Manarino (France, 59th) in this tournament and made it to the semifinals온라인카지노. By catching Taylor Fritz (USA, 7th place), he even secured a victory against TOP10 opponents.  

With this win, Wu Yibing, who had only six victories on the ATP Tour prior to this tournament, jumped 39 spots to 58th in the ATP rankings this week.

Wu Yi-bing won the 2017 US Open junior singles and was considered a promising player, but since March 2019, he has been suffering from an elbow injury and has not been active on the ATP tour. 

Wuyi Bing made it to the round of 32 at the US Open with his Orlando, Rome and Indianapolis ATP Challenger victories last year. He then participated in the Seoul Open Challenger and took second place, greeting Korean fans. 

After the game, Wu Yibing said, “I made history here for my country and my hometown. I am very proud of myself and I want to say thank you especially to all the fans and our team who came to support us. We couldn’t have done this without the fans and our team. I got it,” he said.  

Isner, who finished runner-up, also praised Wu Yi-bing, saying, “He can send incredible balls and has very good talent.” 

Meanwhile, at the Montpellier Open (ATP 250) in France held during the same period, Yannick Sinner (Italy, No. 14) beat Maxime Cressy (USA, No. 40) 7-6(3) 6-3 to win his 7th tour title. At the Argentine Cordoba Open (ATP 250), Sebastian Baez (Argentina, No. 36) defeated Federico Korea (Argentina, No. 49) 6-1 3-6 6-3 to win his second tour title.

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