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Yibing Wu Becomes First Chinese Tennis Player to Win ATP Tour Title

Yibing Wu Becomes First Chinese Tennis Player to Win ATP Tour Title

Yibing Wu poses with the Lamar Hunt Trophy after winning the Dallas Open tennis tournament on Sunday (February 12) 2023 at the Styslinger/Altec Tennis Complex in Dallas, Texas.

The 23-year-old made history to become the first Chinese player to win an ATP Tour title and the highest ranked Chinese male player in tennis history – 58th. “I made history for my country, I’m proud of myself,” he said.

Yibing defeated American John Isner, the No 5 seed, in a three tie-break match: 6-7 (4), 7-6 (3), 7-6 (12).

When asked how he has made it this far in tennis, Yibing told ATP, “Back in China I have my support team, especially Team China and the association, they give us the best conditions to play, the chances to travel around the world and support us.”

He continued, “Also my family. I haven’t seen my family in more than a year. Back in China because of the pandemic and the Covid situation, I’m not allowed to go back home like every day so I can see my parents or my grandparents maybe like twice a week or twice in two weeks. I’m sure they’re still up now. They watch all my matches, especially my mom and grandpa. They take notes! I couldn’t do any of this without their support, especially my family’s.”

Big congratulations to Yibing Wu for making history!

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