Jason Jung

Jason Jung (Chinese: 莊吉生; pinyin: Zhuāng Jíshēng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chng Kit-seng; Taiwanese Mandarin: [tswáŋ tɕǐ sə́ŋ]; born 15 June 1989) is an American-born professional tennis player who represents Taiwan. He is a University of Michigan alumnus who has cracked the Top 150 in the ATP rankings and also won four ATP Challenger events.

Jason Jung
Jason Jung 6, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Country (sports) United States (2003–2015)
 Chinese Taipei (2015–present)
ResidenceTorrance, California, United States
Born (1989-06-15) 15 June 1989 (age 31)
Torrance, California, United States
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$663,606
Singles
Career record9–16 (36.0%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 114 (30 July 2018)
Current rankingNo. 120 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2019, 2020)
French OpenQ2 (2015)
Wimbledon1R (2018)
US OpenQ2 (2019)
Doubles
Career record1–1 (50.0%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 185 (26 September 2016)
Current rankingNo. 636 (16 March 2020)
Last updated on: 22 March 2020.
Jason Jung
Medal record
Tennis
Representing  Chinese Taipei
Summer Universiade
Gold medal – first place 2017 Taipei Men's Singles
Gold medal – first place 2017 Taipei Men's Team

Personal lifeEdit

Jung played college tennis at the University of Michigan, where he majored in political science. As a tennis player, he was the National and Midwest Regional winner of the ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership & Sportsmanship in 2010, made the All Big Ten team as a junior and senior, and is 4th all-time in Michigan history in career doubles wins.[1]

He blogs about his experiences and his life as a professional tennis player.[2] He was featured in an article by ESPN's Grantland (along with fellow Michigan alum Evan King and up-and-coming players Frances Tiafoe and William Blumberg) that highlighted the struggles and low prize money in playing on the ITF Futures Tour.[3]

CareerEdit

Jung's reached his first quarterfinal at the 2018 Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, Rhode Island. He defeated veteran Nicolas Mahut in the second round, but his run was ended by Tim Smyczek, who outlasted Jung 6–1, 5–7, 6–4 in a nearly two-hour, 185-point quarterfinal match.[4] His career-best result is a semifinal berth at the 2020 New York Open, where he defeated former world number 5 Kevin Anderson in the first round, followed by 7th seed Cameron Norrie in the second before upsetting defending champion and 3rd seed Reilly Opelka in the quarterfinals. He was eliminated in the semifinals by Italian veteran Andreas Seppi in straight sets.

Challenger and Futures finalsEdit

Singles: 18 (7–11)Edit

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (4–5)
ITF Futures Tour (3–6)
Titles by Surface
Hard (7–10)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jul 2012 USA F21, Godfrey Futures Hard   Cesar Ramirez 2–6, 7–5, 6–2
Loss 1–1 May 2013 China F4, Fuzhou Futures Hard   Bai Yan 3–6, 2–4 ret.
Win 2–1 Aug 2013 USA F22, Edwardsville Futures Hard   Dimitar Kutrovsky 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
Loss 2–2 Sep 2013 Canada F7, Toronto Futures Clay   Peter Polansky 1–6, 1–6
Loss 2–3 Mar 2014 USA F9, Calabasas Futures Hard   Marcos Giron 4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Loss 2–4 Nov 2014 Thailand F10, Bangkok Futures Hard   Danai Udomchoke 3–6, 4–6
Loss 2–5 Jan 2015 USA F2, Los Angeles Futures Hard   Mitchell Krueger 1–6, 2–6
Win 3–5 Apr 2015 USA F13, Little Rock Futures Hard   Darian King 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Loss 3–6 Apr 2015 Guadalajara, Mexico Challenger Hard   Rajeev Ram 1–6, 2–6
Loss 3–7 Jun 2016 Canada F3, Richmond Futures Hard   Peter Polansky 1–6, 4–6
Win 4–7 Aug 2016 Chengdu, China, P.R. Challenger Hard   Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo 6–4, 6–2
Loss 4–8 Sep 2016 Shanghai, China, P.R. Challenger Hard   Henri Laaksonen 3–6, 3–6
Win 5–8 Sep 2017 Zhangjiagang, China, P.R. Challenger Hard   Zhang Ze 6–4, 2–6, 6–4
Win 6–8 Feb 2018 San Francisco, USA Challenger Hard (i)   Dominik Koepfer 6–4, 2–6, 7–6(7–5)
Loss 6–9 Jul 2018 Winnetka, USA Challenger Hard   Evgeny Karlovskiy 3–6, 2–6
Loss 6–10 Sep 2018 Zhangjiagang, China, P.R. Challenger Hard   Yasutaka Uchiyama 2–6, 2–6
Win 7–10 May 2019 Gwangju, Korea, Rep. Challenger Hard   Dudi Sela 6–4, 6–2
Loss 7–11 Aug 2019 Vancouver, Canada Challenger Hard   Ricardas Berankis 3–6, 7–5, 4–6

Doubles: 11 (9–2)Edit

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (2–1)
ITF Futures Tour (7–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (7–1)
Clay (2–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Aug 2012 Canada F5, Mississauga Futures Hard   Evan King   Kamil Pajkowski
  Milan Pokrajac
6–4, 6–2
Win 2–0 Nov 2012 USA F31, Niceville Futures Clay   Ryan Thacher   Artem Sitak
  Andrei Vasilevski
7–5, 6–2
Win 3–0 Dec 2012 Hong Kong F1, Hong Kong Futures Hard   Ryan Thacher   Victor Baluda
  Evgeny Karlovskiy
6–1, 6–1
Win 4–0 May 2013 Korea F1, Seoul Futures Hard   Daniel Nguyen   Chung Hong
  Noh Sang-woo
7–5, 6–1
Win 5–0 Sep 2013 Canada F8, Toronto Futures Hard   Evan King   Milan Pokrajac
  Peter Polansky
7–5, 6–2
Win 6–0 Jan 2014 USA F2, Sunrise Futures Clay   Evan King   William Blumberg
  Francis Tiafoe
6–7(4–7), 6–4, [10–6]
Loss 6–1 Jan 2014 USA F3, Weston Futures Clay   Evan King   Markus Eriksson
  Milos Sekulic
7–6(7–5), 6–7(4–7), [15–17]
Loss 6–2 Jun 2014 Tianjin, China, P.R. Challenger Hard   Evan King   Robin Kern
  Josselin Ouanna
7–6(7–3), 5–7, [8–10]
Win 7–2 Jan 2016 Maui, USA Challenger Hard   Dennis Novikov   Alex Bolt
  Frank Moser
6–3, 4–6, [10–8]
Win 8–2 May 2016 Bangkok, Thailand Challenger Hard   Chen Ti   Dean O'Brien
  Ruan Roelofse
6–4, 3–6, [10–8]
Win 9–2 Jul 2016 Canada F4, Kelowna Futures Hard   John Paul Fruttero   Jarryd Chaplin
  Ben McLachlan
6–4, 7–6(7–4)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Men's Tennis: Jason Jung". University of Michigan. Archived from the original on 22 June 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Jason Jung". Jason Jung Tennis. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  3. ^ "The Futures is Bleak". Grantland. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  4. ^ Peter Gobis, "Big Things Brewing for Smyczek in Newport" The Sun Chronicle, Jul 19, 2018]

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