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Zhang Zhizhen
Zhang Zhizhen
Zhizhen Zhang Nice 2016.JPG
Country (sports) China
Born (1996-10-16) 16 October 1996 (age 24)[1]
Shanghai, China
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)[1]
Turned pro2012
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 383,009 [1]
Singles
Career record6-9 (40.0%)[1]
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 136 (10 February 2020)
Current rankingNo. 178 (21 June 2021)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2021)
French OpenQ2 (2021)
Wimbledon1R (2021)
Doubles
Career record1-6 (14.3%)[1]
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 211 (11 September 2017)
Current rankingNo. 558 (21 June 2021)
Team competitions
Davis Cup2-0 (100%)
Last updated on: 21 June 2021.

Zhang Zhizhen (Chinese: ; pinyin: Zh?ng Zh?zh?n; Mandarin pronunciation: [á? ?́ ́n]; born 16 October 1996), is a Chinese professional tennis player. He is currently the No. 1 Chinese tennis player. Zhang became the first Chinese man in Open era to play in the main draw at The All England Club, when he qualified for the 2021 Wimbledon Championships.[2] He has won two singles and two doubles titles on the ATP Challenger and two singles and two doubles titles on the ITF Futures Tour. He reached his career high singles ranking of World No. 136 in February 2020 and his career high doubles ranking of World No. 211 in September 2017.

Career

2015: ATP debut

Zhang made his first ATP tour debut in the 2015 Shenzhen Open. As a qualifier, he defeated Japanese Go Soeda in straight sets in the first round. He eventually lost to the 6th seed Ji?í Veselý in straight sets.

2017

In the 2017 Shenzhen Open, Zhang, as a qualifier, upset the 4th seed and world No. 39 Paolo Lorenzi in the second round. He then lost to Henri Laaksonen in the third round.[3][4]

On 26 November 2017, defeating Te Rigele 5-7, 7-6(8-6), 6-3, Zhang won the China Tennis Grand Prix Cup title for the first time.[5]

2019: Two Challenger titles, China's No. 1 player, Top 150 debut, Career high Year-end ranking

In 2019, Zhang won two ATP challenger titles in Jinan and Shenzhen. At the ATP level, he reached the second rounds at Zhuhai and Beijing, both as wildcard holder, defeating German Dominik Koepfer and British Kyle Edmund in the first round matches respectively.

2020-2021: Career-high singles ranking and Grand Slam debut, First Chinese man in Open era to play at Wimbledon

Zhang qualified for the first time in his career at a Grand Slam into the 2021 Wimbledon Championships - Men's Singles main draw. He became the first Chinese male tennis player in the Open era to qualify to play in this Grand Slam main draw.[6] He is also only the fourth Chinese man to play singles in the main draw of any Grand Slam since 1968, with the others being Wu Di at the Australian Open in 2013, 2014 and 2016, Zhang Ze at the Australian Open in 2014 and 2015, and Li Zhe at the 2019 Australian Open.[2]

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 8 (4-4)

Legend
ATP Challenger (2-0)
ITF Futures (2-4)
Finals by surface
Hard (3-2)
Clay (1-2)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Jun 2015 France F10, Mont-de-Marsan Futures Clay France Adrien Puget 6-4, 7-6(7-4)
Loss 1-1 Jul 2015 France F13, Bourg-En-Bresse Futures Clay Spain Jordi Samper Montaña 3-6, 4-6
Loss 1-2 Jun 2017 China F9, Lu'an Futures Hard United States Alexander Sarkissian 2-6, 1-6
Win 2-2 Jul 2017 France F11, Shenzhen Futures Hard India Prajnesh Gunneswaran 2-6, 7-5, 5-0 ret.
Loss 2-3 Jul 2017 China F13, Yinchuan Futures Hard Japan Sora Fukuda 3-6, 5-7
Loss 2-4 Jul 2018 Italy F18, Casinalbo Futures Clay Netherlands Jelle Sels 0-6, 3-6
Win 3-4 Sep 2019 Jinan, China Challenger Hard Japan Go Soeda 7-5, 2-6, 6-4
Win 4-4 Nov 2019 Shenzhen, China Challenger Hard China Li Zhe 6-3, 4-6, 6-1

Doubles: 9 (4-5)

Legend
ATP Challenger (2-1)
ITF Futures (2-4)
Finals by surface
Hard (4-4)
Clay (0-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Jul 2014 China F8, Shenzhen Futures Hard China Bai Yan China Hua Runhao
China Qiu Zhuoyang
6-4, 4-6, [10-3]
Loss 1-1 Jul 2015 France F14, Saint-Gervais Futures Clay Russia Daniil Medvedev Brazil Calo Silva
Chile Ricardo Urzúa-Rivera
6-7(4-7), 1-6
Loss 1-2 Aug 2015 Belarus F2, Minsk Futures Hard Russia Daniil Medvedev Belarus Egor Gerasimov
Belarus Ilya Ivashka
1-6, 3-6
Win 2-2 Sep 2016 Nanchang, China Challenger Hard China Wu Di Colombia Nicolas Barrientos
Philippines Ruben Gonzales
7-6(7-4), 6-3
Win 3-2 Apr 2017 China F5, Luzhou Futures Hard China He Yecong China Xia Zihao
Chinese Taipei Peng Hsien-yin
7-6(7-5), 6-3
Loss 3-3 Jul 2017 China F10, Kunshan Futures Hard China He Yecong China Gao Xin
China Li Zhe
3-6, 2-6
Win 4-3 Sep 2017 Zhangjiagang, China Challenger Hard China Gao Xin Chinese Taipei Chen Ti
Chinese Taipei Yi Chu-huan
6-2, 6-3
Loss 4-4 Sep 2018 Shanghai, China Challenger Hard China Hua Runhao China Gong Maoxin
China Zhang Ze
4-6, 6-3, [4-10]
Loss 4-5 Jan 2019 M15 Monastir, Tunisia World Tennis Tour Hard Italy Jannik Sinner Hungary Gábor Borsos
Hungary Péter Nagy
1-6, 6-3, [7-10]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Zhizhen Zhang - Overview - ATP World Tour". ATPWorldTour.com. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ a b https://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/news/articles/2021-06-24/zhang_first_chinese_man_in_open_era_to_play_main_draw.html
  3. ^ "?NO.39 83?" (in Chinese). Sports.163.com. 27 September 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ " ?" (in Chinese). Sports.Sina.com. 29 September 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ " ?" (in Chinese). Sina Sports. 26 November 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ https://www.atptour.com/en/news/zhang-zhizhen-wimbledon-2021-qualifying-thursday

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