Chung Participates In Korean Military Training
This year's Most Improved Player finishes his required military training in South Korea
Has Hyeon Chung made a career change?
The 2015 Most Improved Player of the Year recipient made quite the transition this off-season, but don’t worry, the 19-year-old Korean will be back with a racquet come January.
Thanks to his success at the 2014 Asian Games (Chung won gold in doubles with partner Young-kyu Lim) the teen only needed to participate in four weeks of basic training for the South Korean Military instead of the required two years.
In November, the Korean was voted by his peers as the Most Improved Player of the Year Award, part of the 2015 ATP World Tour Awards presented by Moët & Chandon. Chung ended the tennis season at a career-high No. 51 in the Emirates ATP Rankings. The Suwon native found considerable success on the ATP Challenger Tour this year, winning titles in Burnie (d. Bolt), Savannah (d. McGee), Busan (d. Lacko) and Kaohsiung (d. Bhambri).