AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2014
Chinese History In Melbourne
by ATP Staff|
Chinese No. 1 Di Wu made history by becoming the first Chinese man in the Open Era to compete in a Grand Slam main draw at the 2013 Australian Open, falling in four sets to Ivan Dodig in the first round. He returns this year, having earned a wild card by winning the Asia-Pacific Australian Open Wild Card Play-off in Shenzhen in November, beating Zhang in the final.
Zhang, who played doubles with Roger Federer at the Shanghai Rolex Masters in October, qualified into the main draw for the loss of just one set, beating Illya Marchenko 7-5, 6-3 in the final round on Saturday. The 23 year old will make his Grand Slam main draw debut.