South Korean tennis star Chung Hyeon will return to competitive tennis after two years at the Korea Open. Chung will play doubles with countryman Kwon Soon-woo. Chung, the 2018 Australian Open semifinalist, has been out of action due to a back injury.
Due to his prolonged absence, Chung does not even have a ranking. In an interview, he said that he has been practicing for two months and that he is doing well physically during practice.
As a junior, Chung Hyeon reached the finals at Wimbledon in 2013. His junior ranking peaked at world number 7. In 2017, he won the Next Generation ATP Finals beating Andrey Rublev.
Chung played last in October 2020 in the qualifying rounds at the French Open. Since then, he has been struggling with injuries.