Canadian Canadian aged 18, who currently occupies the 51st place in the ATP rankings,
It is a hope for Canadian tennis, managing to adapt quickly in the ATP circuit, managing very solid matches with major tournament players, such as Tomas Berdych in the Queens tournament.
In August he managed to play very good tennis, winning the career victory in front of Rafael Nadal in the Montreal tournament, where he reached the semifinals and in New York managed to eliminate Jo Wilfried Tsonga and Kyle Edmund.
In this period he did not cross a very good form, being defeated in the first tours of the competition in the last 4 tournaments he took part in.
The 21-year-old South Korean player is currently ranked 54th in the singles ATP ranking.
The 2017 season was a consistent one for Chung, playing many matches, and the best season results have been the winner of the Challenger circuit at Muai since the beginning of the year, and in the 500-point tour of Barcelona he managed to get to the stage quarter finals.
On the hard side, he has not had good results lately and managed to get to the second round of tournaments, taking part in the Shanghai and Stockholm tournaments.
In the last tournament in Paris, he was eliminated in the second round by Rafael Nadal, 2-0 to sets.
The Milan tournament match will be the first direct encounter between the two, not having the chance to meet up until now in the circuit.
Denis Shapovalov – Hyeon Chung
The format of the sets being the first to 4 games and the winner being the first to 3 sets, they will be more careful on their own service, each point being of extra importance.
Hyeon Chung starts his favorite in this game, being the player in relatively good shape lately, looks against Rafael Nadal last week, while his opponent seems not to find his good game in the 2nd part of the season , coming after four consecutive defeats.
The prediction of this match is the victory of Hyeon Chung, who in the absence of the German Alexander Zverev, is one of the main favorites along with the Croat Borna Coric and will try to debut with the right in this important tournament.
Our Prediction: Hyeon Chung win @ 1.62