Wu Yibing, runner-up at Seoul Open, entered the top 100 for the second time in Chinese men’s tennis history
China’s Wu Yibing broke the ATP Top 100 for the first time since finishing runner-up on the ATP Challenger Tour in Cleveland, rising to number 97. Wu Yibing became the second top 100 Chinese male player of all time, behind his native countrymate Zhang Zhijian (#91).
Wu Yi-bing, who came from junior world No. 1 in 2017, overcame a three-year elbow injury and made a comeback by reaching the round of 32 at the US Open along with his Orlando, Rome and Indianapolis Challenge victories last year. After the US Open, he also participated in the Seoul Open Challenger held in Korea and finished runner-up.
Speaking about his entry into the Top 100, Wu Yibing said, “It’s a goal I’ve wanted to achieve since I was young. Everything has become true and of course it feels good. It’s not the end. I think this is just the beginning for me.”
“Now that I have a better ranking, I will play more on the Tour than on the Challenger. I hope to be in the top 30 this year.”
Wu Yibing has only 40 ranking points to defend by early June. Wu Yi-bing has risen to the top 100 and is now able to play on tours with higher ranking points than Challengers, predicting a steep rise in the rankings. 토토사이트
Meanwhile, Shang Juncheng (167th), who turned 18 this year, is also expected to break through the top 100 soon after Zhang Jijian and Wu Yibing. Shang Juncheng, who debuted on the Grand Slam stage after qualifying at the Australian Open in January, defeated Oscar Ote (Germany, 80th) in the first round and won his first win, and is on the rise.