It's a special thing to become the first person to win a tournament, especially when they have many, many years left in their career. The inaugural Next Gen ATP Finals went down in Milan last week, and Hyeon Chung won the crown, defeating Andrey Rublev, 3-4 (5), 4 - 3 (2), 4-2, 4-2.
I am happy to finish the season with a nice trophy. Had such a great experience in Milan, and it made me realize how and why I should give 100% and even more to compete in the tour. Thank you very much everyone for supporting me. I will be back soon in 2018, stronger and better. 시즌 마무리를 멋진 트로피와 함께 할 수 있어서 정말 행복합니다.많을걸 배운 한 주 였고 모든 선수들이 왜 잘하고 싶은지 왜 잘해야 하는지 알려주는 대회였습니다. 그리고 새벽부터 응원해주신 모든 분들께 감사합니다. 2018년도에는 조금 더 멋진 선수로 돌아오겠습니다.
Alone, that would have been a special achievement, but this is also the South Korean's first ATP singles title of his career. It's also the first time a South Korean has won an ATP title since 2003, when Hyung-Taik Lee won Sydney.
Chung won all of his matches in the round-robin tournament, earning $390,000 in prize money (but no ATP points).
He finishes the year ranked No. 59.