South Korean tennis player Chung Hyeon has cracked the top 20 in the men's world rankings for the first time.
Chung climbed four spots to a new career-high No. 19 in the latest ATP Tour's singles rankings released on Monday.
|Chung Hyeon of South Korea hits a shot against John Isner of the United States during their quarterfinal match at the Miami Open on the ATP Tour in Miami, Florida, on March 28. (Yonhap)|
Chung is the fourth Asian man to rank among the top 20 in the world. The 21-year-old also broke his own record for the highest ranking position by a South Korean player.
Chung, a surprise semifinalist at the Australian Open in January, has reached at least the quarterfinals in each of his past six ATP events. He's currently the top-ranked Asian player.
Chung took to Instagram to express his joy with a message: "I am so happy for this achievement and hope for more success like this very soon. Thank you to my team and to my fans always for your support!"