South Korean Tennis Player Defeats His Idol, Novak Djokovic
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia is one of the best tennis players in the world. He has won 68 professional ATP tennis tournaments including 12 Grand Slam championships. Six of his Grand Slam victories came from the Australian Open championships in the city of Melbourne.
Chung Hyeon of South Korea has won just one, an ATP tournament for players at the age of 21 and younger last November. Chung started playing tennis at the age of 6. His professional tennis biography said, "Growing up, [I] looked up to Novak Djokovic because of his ‘fantastic game and mental strength.'"
When Novak Djokovic stepped on the court at the Australian Open Monday against Chung, he did not know that he was about to see a clone of himself.
The difficult match lasted three hours and 21 minutes. Djokovic battled an opponent who chased down balls and returned shots from every angle. These are the defensive skills that Djokovic is known for.
Chung won 34 of the 54 rallies that continued for at least nine strokes. In the second set, Chung won a 33-shot rally. Chung also saved 14 of the 19 break points he faced against Djokovic. And he hit 39 winning shots against one of the fastest professional tennis players today.
The young Korean celebrated very little after defeating Djokovic in straight sets, 7-6, 7-5 and 7-6. But the crowd, which included many Koreans, stood and cheered him.
Djokovic called Chung's play "an amazing performance." He said, "Whenever he was in trouble he came out with some great passing shots and at the back of the court he was like a wall."
After the match, Chung said, "I can play two more hours. I‘m younger than Novak so I don't care!"
About his play, he said, "I was just trying to copy Novak because he's my idol. My dreams have come true tonight."
With his victory, Chung became the first Korean to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal. He will face American Tennys Sandgren in the next round.
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塞尔维亚的诺瓦克·德约科维奇（Novak Djokovic）是全球最优秀的网球运动员之一 。他曾获得68项ATP职业网球锦标赛的桂冠，其中包括12个大满贯冠军，其中6个大满贯来自于澳大利亚墨尔本公开赛 。
去年11月，韩国网球选手郑泫（Chung Hyeon）在21岁以下选手的ATP锦标赛上获得了一项冠军 。他6岁开始接触网球 。他在职业网球自传中写道：“从小到大，德约科维奇一直是我的偶像，因为他的精湛的球技和不屈的精神 。”
这场胶着的赛事持续了3小时21分钟 。德约科维奇从各个角度发球、回球与对手较量，这些是德约科维奇有名的防守技巧 。
比赛期间，在54次交手中，双方来回9次之多，郑泫在其中的34次交手中赢得比分 。在第二轮比赛中，双方来回33次后，郑泫再次夺下比分 。此外，在德约科维奇19次破发点中，郑泫守住了14次 。同时，他39次的致胜一击让他战胜了网球界最快的选手——德约科维奇 。
这位年轻的韩国选手以7：6，7：5和7：6的比分重挫德约科维奇后，并没有大肆庆祝 。不过，包括韩国人在内的观众席上爆发出阵阵欢呼 。
德约科维奇表示，郑泫的表现十分出奇 。他说：“每当他处于下风，他总会打出一些漂亮的穿越球 。他就像球场后面的一堵墙 。”
关于这场比赛，他表示：“我只是在模仿德约科维奇，因为他是我的偶像 。今晚我的梦想实现 。”
随着这场胜利，郑泫成为首位晋级大满贯四分之一决赛的韩国选手 。下一轮他将迎战美国选手泰尼斯·桑德格伦(Tennys Sandgren) 。