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Hyung-taik Lee
Lee Hyung-taik
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Country (sports) South Korea
ResidenceSeoul, South Korea
Born (1976-01-03) 3 January 1976 (age 46)
Hoengseong, South Korea
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1995
Retired2009
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,355,686
Singles
Career record161-164
Career titles1
13 Challenger, 9 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 36 (6 August 2007)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (2003, 2008)
French Open3R (2004, 2005)
Wimbledon3R (2007)
US Open4R (2000, 2007)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2004)
Doubles
Career record40-72
Career titles1
5 Challenger, 9 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 95 (16 January 2006)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open2R (2005, 2008)
French Open3R (2005)
Wimbledon1R (2003, 2005, 2007)
US Open2R (2003, 2007)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2000)
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationI Hyeong-taek
McCune-ReischauerI Hy?ngt'aek
Last updated on: 21 July 2022.

Lee Hyung-taik (Korean: , born 3 January 1976) is a former professional tennis player from South Korea. He won one singles title and achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 36, in August 2007.

Personal life

Lee was born in a potato-farming village in Hoengseong County, South Korea. He began playing tennis at age nine with a school teacher. After retirement, he is running his own academy in Gangwon Province in the tennis center at Song-ahm Sports Town in Chuncheon named "Lee Hyung Taik Tennis Academy", which opened on 12 September 2009.[1]

Tennis career

2000

With the help of Coach Hee june Choi, Lee made a splash at the US Open tournament, reaching the fourth round before losing to Pete Sampras. En route to his fourth-round appearance against Sampras, Lee defeated Jeff Tarango, 13th seed Franco Squillari, and future Australian Open runner-up Rainer Schüttler.

2003

In 2003, Lee became the first Korean to win ATP Tour singles and doubles titles by winning the singles tournament at the Sydney International as a qualifier (beating Juan Carlos Ferrero in the final) and the doubles tournament at the Siebel Open in San Jose, California (partnering with Belarusian Vladimir Voltchkov).

At Wimbledon, he was defeated in the first round by eventual champion Roger Federer in straight sets.

2006

In the second round at Wimbledon, Lee was defeated by former champion and two-time semifinalist Lleyton Hewitt in five sets, including three tie-breakers. Lee had set points in the third set tie-breaker, but went on to lose the set after an incorrect line call. As Lee went on to win the fourth set the call probably prevented him winning the match against the eventual quarterfinalist.

2007

Lee at the 2007 US Open

Lee matched his best Grand Slam performance by making the fourth round of the US Open tournament. In the first round, he was forced to five sets before defeating Dominik Hrbatý. Lee was pit against Guillermo Cañas, who was the fourteenth seed in the tournament, in the second round. He defeated Cañas in three sets, setting up a third round showdown against nineteenth seed Andy Murray. Lee got out to a quick two set advantage against Murray, eventually winning in four sets. In the fourth round, Lee played fourth seed Nikolay Davydenko, who defeated the Korean in three sets.

His fourth round showing at the US Open capped a very successful hardcourt series. During the US Open Series, Lee reached the semifinals at the Countrywide Classic in Los Angeles, the quarterfinals at the Indianapolis Tennis Championships and at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic.

Lee set personal bests in a handful of categories, including match wins and money earned. He won a career-high 25 matches and earned $386,230. Overall, Lee compiled records of 16-15 on hard, 5-5 on clay, 3-3 on grass and 1-0 on carpet. In August, he achieved his career best ranking in singles as world No. 36 with the help of his coach, Hee june Choi.

2008

In the 2008 season, Lee had a disappointing losing streak and eventually fell out of the top 100. He did, however, match his best Masters Series result by making the fourth round of Indian Wells, beating Michaël Llodra, Jarkko Nieminen and No. 5 seed David Ferrer along the way.

2009

In 2009, Lee played one final time for Korea, in the Davis Cup Play-off between Korea and China. He announced his retirement from pro tennis after the Davis Cup match, with Korea triumphing 3-2.

Doubles

Lee sometimes played doubles alongside Korean-American player Kevin Kim. The pair reached the third round of the 2005 French Open.

Playing style

Lee is right-handed and uses a single-handed backhand. He considers his backhand as his best shot. His favorite surface is hardcourt. He was coached by countryman and former ATP professional Yoon Yong-il (since March 2006).

ATP career finals

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Masters 1000 Series (0-0)
ATP 500 Series (0-0)
ATP 250 Series (1-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-0)
Clay (0-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (1-1)
Indoors (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 May 2001 Houston, United States World Series Clay United States Andy Roddick 5-7, 3-6
Win 1-1 January 2003 Sydney, Australia World Series Hard Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 4-6, 7-6(8-6), 7-6(7-4)

Doubles: 1 (1 title)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Masters 1000 Series (0-0)
ATP 500 Series (0-0)
ATP 250 Series (1-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-0)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (0-0)
Indoors (1-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Feb 2003 San Jose, United States World Series Hard Belarus Vladimir Voltchkov United States Paul Goldstein
United States Robert Kendrick
7-5, 4-6, 6-3

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 27 (22-5)

Legend
ATP Challenger (13-4)
ITF Futures (9-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (16-3)
Clay (1-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (5-1)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 May 1998 Korea F1, Sogwipo Futures Hard Thailand Paradorn Srichaphan 6-3, 6-3
Win 2-0 Jun 1998 Korea F2, Sogwipo Futures Hard Israel Nir Welgreen 6-0, 6-3
Win 3-0 Jun 1998 Canada F2, Montreal Futures Hard United States Michael Russell 6-0, 7-5
Win 4-0 Jul 1998 Canada F3, Boucherville Futures Hard Australia James Sekulov 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
Loss 4-1 Aug 1998 Lexington, United States Challenger Hard United States Paul Goldstein 1-6, 4-6
Win 5-1 Oct 1998 Japan F4, Maishima Futures Carpet South Korea Yoon Yong-Il 7-6, 2-6, 6-4
Win 6-1 Mar 1999 Japan F1, Isawa Futures Clay Japan Gouichi Motomura 7-6, 1-6, 5-2 ret.
Win 7-1 May 1999 China F1, Beijing Futures Hard Uzbekistan Dmitriy Tomashevich 6-3, 6-2
Win 8-1 May 1999 China F2, Shenyang Futures Hard Thailand Danai Udomchoke 6-0, 6-0
Loss 8-2 May 1999 Korea F2, Seoul Futures Clay South Korea Seung-Bok Baek 6-3, 2-6, 2-6
Win 9-2 Oct 1999 Japan F5, Kobe Futures Carpet South Korea Kwon Oh-Hee 6-1, 7-5
Win 10-2 Nov 1999 Yokohama, Japan Challenger Carpet Thailand Paradorn Srichaphan 6-3, 6-0
Win 11-2 Aug 2000 Bronx, United States Challenger Hard Belgium Reginald Willems 6-4, 6-1
Win 12-2 Nov 2000 Seoul, South Korea Challenger Hard Czech Republic Radek Stepanek 6-4, 6-4
Loss 12-3 Nov 2000 Osaka, Japan Challenger Hard Switzerland Michel Kratochvil 6-2, 2-6, 2-6
Win 13-3 Oct 2001 Seoul, South Korea Challenger Hard Japan Gouichi Motomura 6-3, 6-4
Win 14-3 Dec 2002 Yokohama, Japan Challenger Carpet Netherlands John van Lottum 2-6, 7-6(2-7), 7-6(8-6)
Win 15-3 Sep 2003 Seoul, South Korea Challenger Hard Netherlands Dennis van Scheppingen 6-3, 6-3
Win 16-3 Sep 2004 Seoul, South Korea Challenger Hard Monaco Jean-René Lisnard 3-6, 7-5, 6-2
Loss 16-4 Dec 2004 Port Louis, Mauritius Challenger Hard Romania Andrei Pavel 3-6, 1-6
Win 17-4 Oct 2005 Seoul, South Korea Challenger Hard France Nicolas Thomann 4-6, 6-1, 7-6(8-6)
Win 18-4 Jun 2006 Busan, South Korea Challenger Hard Thailand Danai Udomchoke 6-3, 6-2
Win 19-4 Jul 2006 Lexington, United States Challenger Hard United States Amer Delic 5-7, 6-2, 6-3
Win 20-4 Nov 2006 Seoul, South Korea Challenger Hard Germany Björn Phau 6-2, 6-2
Win 21-4 Oct 2008 Seoul, South Korea Challenger Hard Czech Republic Ivo Miná? 6-4, 6-0
Win 22-4 Nov 2008 Yokohama, Japan Challenger Carpet Japan Go Soeda 7-5, 6-3
Loss 22-5 Nov 2008 Toyota, Japan Challenger Carpet Japan Go Soeda 2-6, 6-7(7-9)

Doubles: 22 (14-8)

Legend
ATP Challenger (5-4)
ITF Futures (9-4)
Finals by surface
Hard (10-5)
Clay (3-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (1-2)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Oct 1996 Seoul, South Korea Challenger Clay South Korea Yoon Yong-Il Sweden Fredrik Bergh
Sweden Patrik Fredriksson
6-4, 6-4
Win 2-0 Mar 1998 Philippines F2, Manila Futures Hard Chinese Taipei Chen Chih-Jung United States David Caldwell
United States Chris Tontz
6-1, 6-4
Win 3-0 May 1998 China F2, Tianjin Futures Hard South Korea Yoon Yong-Il Chinese Taipei Chen Chih-Jung
Indonesia Andrian Raturandang
6-1, 5-7, 6-3
Loss 3-1 Jul 1998 Canada F3, Boucherville Futures Hard South Korea Yoon Yong-Il United States Tad Berkowitz
Mexico Javier Gutierrez-Lima
3-6, 6-1, 3-6
Win 4-1 Oct 1998 Japan F4, Maishima Futures Carpet South Korea Yoon Yong-Il Chinese Taipei Chen Chih-Jung
Chinese Taipei Lin Bing-Chao
6-4, 1-4 ret.
Loss 4-2 Mar 1999 Kyoto, Japan Challenger Carpet Italy Giorgio Galimberti Austria Julian Knowle
Switzerland Lorenzo Manta
1-6, 7-6, 2-6
Win 5-2 Mar 1999 Japan F1, Isawa Futures Clay United States Kevin Kim United States Mitty Arnold
United States Todd Meringoff
6-4, 6-4
Loss 5-3 May 1999 Korea F1, Seoul Futures Clay South Korea Han Min-kyu South Korea Chung Hee-Seok
South Korea Chung Hee-Sung
4-6, 4-6
Win 6-3 May 1999 Korea F2, Seoul Futures Clay South Korea Kim Dong-Hyun South Korea Han Min-kyu
South Korea Lee Sang-Hoon
6-3, 6-4
Loss 6-4 Aug 1999 Binghamton, United States Challenger Hard United States Kevin Kim United States Mitch Sprengelmeyer
South Africa Jason Weir-Smith
7-5, 4-6, 2-6
Loss 6-5 Oct 1999 Japan F5, Kobe Futures Carpet Thailand Danai Udomchoke Japan Tasuku Iwami
Japan Ryuso Tsujino
5-7, 6-4, 4-6
Win 7-5 May 2000 Japan F4, Fukuoka Futures Hard South Korea Yoon Yong-Il United States Doug Bohaboy
United States Alex Witt
6-7(4-7), 7-5, 6-2
Win 8-5 Jul 2000 Granby, Canada Challenger Hard South Korea Yoon Yong-Il Canada Frederic Niemeyer
Canada Jerry Turek
7-6(7-3), 6-3
Win 9-5 Jul 2000 Winnetka, United States Challenger Hard South Korea Yoon Yong-Il Australia Matthew Breen
Australia Luke Smith
2-6, 7-5, 6-3
Loss 9-6 Aug 2000 Bronx, United States Challenger Hard South Korea Yoon Yong-Il Czech Republic Petr Luxa
South Africa Wesley Whitehouse
6-3, 3-6, 2-6
Win 10-6 Sep 2003 Seoul, South Korea Challenger Hard United States Alex Kim United States Alex Bogomolov Jr.
United States Jeff Salzenstein
1-6, 6-1, 6-4
Win 11-6 May 2004 Korea F1, Seogwipo Futures Hard South Korea Im Kyu-Tae South Korea Chung Hee-Seok
South Korea Chung Hee-Sung
7-5, 6-4
Win 12-6 Mar 2006 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Challenger Hard United States Cecil Mamiit Sweden Jacob Adaktusson
Israel Dudi Sela
6-4, 6-2
Loss 12-7 Apr 2006 Korea F3, Seogwipo Futures Hard South Korea Chung Hee-Seok South Korea Jun Woong-Sun
South Korea Kim Sun-Yong
2-6, 0-6
Win 13-7 Apr 2014 Korea F1, Seoul Futures Hard South Korea Lim Yong-kyu Brazil Henrique Cunha
United States Daniel Nguyen
6-2, 4-6, [10-4]
Loss 13-8 May 2015 Seoul, South Korea Challenger Hard Thailand Danai Udomchoke China Gong Maoxin
Chinese Taipei Peng Hsien-yin
4-6, 5-7
Win 14-8 May 2015 Korea F1, Daegu Futures Hard South Korea Hong Seong Chan South Korea Nam Jisung
South Korea Song Min-kyu
6-3, 6-3

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G S B NMS P NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; (NMS) not a Masters tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W-L) win-loss record.

Singles

Tournament 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 SR W-L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q1 A A Q1 Q1 1R A 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R Q1 0 / 7 2-7 22%
French Open A A A A A A 1R 1R 3R 3R Q1 1R 2R A 0 / 6 5-6 45%
Wimbledon A A A A Q2 1R 2R 1R Q2 2R 2R 3R 1R A 0 / 7 5-7 42%
US Open A A Q1 Q1 4R 1R 1R 2R 3R 1R 2R 4R 1R A 0 / 9 10-9 53%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-1 0-3 1-3 2-4 4-3 3-4 2-3 5-4 2-4 0-0 0 / 29 22-29 43%
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics A Not Held 1R Not Held 2R Not Held 1R NH 0 / 3 1-3 25%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A A A A A Q1 Q1 1R 1R 1R A 1R 4R A 0 / 5 3-5 38%
Miami A A A A A 1R Q1 4R 1R 3R A 1R 1R A 0 / 6 5-6 45%
Monte Carlo A A A A A A A 2R A 1R A 3R 1R A 0 / 4 3-4 43%
Hamburg A A A A A A A 1R A A A A A NMS 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Rome A A A A A A A A A A A A 1R A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Canada A A A A A 1R 2R 1R 1R A 2R 1R A A 0 / 6 2-6 25%
Cincinnati A A A A A 2R 2R 1R A A 2R A A A 0 / 4 3-4 43%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-3 2-2 4-6 0-3 2-3 2-2 2-4 3-4 0-0 0 / 27 16-27 37%

Doubles

Tournament 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 SR W-L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A A 1R 1R 2R A 1R 2R 0 / 5 2-5 29%
French Open A A A A A A A 2R A 3R A 2R 2R 0 / 4 5-4 56%
Wimbledon A A A A A A A 1R A 1R A 1R A 0 / 3 0-3 0%
US Open A A A A A A A 2R A A A 2R A 0 / 2 2-2 50%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-4 0-1 3-3 0-0 2-4 2-2 0 / 14 9-14 39%
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics 1R Not Held 2R Not Held A Not Held A 0 / 2 1-2 33%

Filmography

Television shows

Year Title Network Role Notes Ref.
2020 King of Mask Singer MBC Contestant as "Oriole" - (episode 273) [2]
2022 Can't Cheat Blood Channel A Participant [3]

See also

References

  1. ^ ? 12? ? [Lee Hyung Taik Tennis Academy opened on 12] (in Korean). icross . 2009-09-14. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Lee Ah-young (September 20, 2020). "'?' ···, X ? ()". News1 (in Korean). Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ Kim Hye-jeong (December 23, 2021). "××, A ? ' ? ' " [Hyung-Taek Lee × Hyun-Hee Nam × Chan-Min Park to join Channel A's new entertainment show 'Cheat You Can't Bleed'] (in Korean). Sports Kyunghyang. Retrieved 2021 – via Naver.

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