Ferrer is in 38th ATP, and the Iberic is clear on a downhill slope. It is for the first time in the last 12 years when the Spaniard was outside the TOP 20. After all, it was inevitable not to get here because David was 35 years old.
Even though we are talking about a poor 2017 season (referring to what Ferrer’s success in the past), the Spaniard also won a title at Bastad (SWE). Palid, however, compared to the 5 gathered in the 2015 season. How can we go over to him last year? There would still be a semifinal from Cincinnati (USA), a penultimate act I did not expect. What helped him a lot? The service, the same aspect of the game that pushed him to pass lightly by Sousa (POR), score 6-2, 6-2, in the previous round. That after defeating Wu (CHI) in the inaugural round, score 7-6, 6-4.
Chung is ranked 62th in the world. He is 21 years old and became professional in 2014. The South Korean would rise to the top 100 in 2015, after four challengers won, but in the next season at the next stage of the competition, it was obviously hit by a lot of opposition more considerable.
However, in the previous season, Hyeon has become accustomed to the rigors of great tennis. He had a challenger in Maui, but some results in bigger tournaments – quarter finals in Barcelona, semifinal in Munich or a third round at Roland Garros. But the great result came at the end of 2017, winning the Next Gen tournament in Milan, in a final act against Rublev (RUS). At the first tournament of the year, he was eliminated in the second round in Brisbane (AUS) by Edmund (GBR), 6-7, 7-5, 4-6. The hill struggled in the inaugural round, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 with Sandgren (USA), and that made me think she would not have had a chance at Isner’s colossal service. Well, I was wrong. Chung wound up with 7-6, 5-7, 6-2, in a match where he gave a one-shot chance and had six of these opportunities.
It’s a real exchange of generations, between two more similar players than we think. Even though Chung has been weaker in the inaugural round, it is his merit that he has kept his focus and moved on. Ferrer served as Isner in the Sousa dispute, but as I saw, Chung was also active on the service of the “Big John”. I do not doubt he’ll do it tonight against David. Bookmakers are spoiled with a great deal, and we have to profit.
Prediction Today: Ferrer – Chung: Chung wins