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‘Focus on something green’: how Hyeon Chung rose to prominence

Finally, the “Grand Slam of the Asia-Pacific” has a new Asian hero to idolise. After upsetting six-time Australian champion Open Novak Djokovic in straight sets on Monday night, Hyeon Chung became the first South Korean to advance to a grand slam quarter-final. But it wasn’t just the calibre of the opponent that won over a new legion of fans, it was the matter in which the game was won; Chung, according to coach Neville Godwin, succeeded in “out-Djokovic-ing Novak Djokovic”.

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