17-year-old Coleman Wong Chak-lam became the first Hongkonger to win a boys' doubles grand slam title
Hong Kong teenager Coleman Wong Chak-lam has made history at the US Open.
As the UK proudly celebrates British Chinese Romanian tennis star Emma Raducanu who won the US Open on Saturday, Wong also made championship history.
Also on Saturday, the 17-year-old became the first Hongkonger to claim a boys’ doubles grand slam title.
Wong and his French tennis partner Max Westphal defeated Viacheslav Bielinskyi from Ukraine and Bulgarian Petr Nesterov to win the championship 6-3, 5-7 (10-1).
The winning duo had only been partnered together a few weeks ago at the J1 College Park event – a warm up for the US Open Juniors.
“I finished five matches this week, and I felt stressed after each one because they all went to a tiebreaker,” Wong said after their win.
“Thank you to the Hong Kong Tennis Association, who assigned me a coach for the last three months even though I hadn’t played in over a year and I didn’t play well when I resumed training. But now I feel very happy to win the championship.”
Of course, Raducanu also made history by becoming the first British US Open winner of Asian heritage.
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