Taiwan’s Tseng Chun Hsin named boys tennis world champion

Tseng is the first Taiwanese in a decade to receive the ITF accolade

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Tseng Chun Hsin (image from twitter.com/ITF_tennis)

Tseng Chun Hsin (image from twitter.com/ITF_tennis) (By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has named Tseng Chun Hsin (曾俊欣) its boys’ 2018 World Champion.

The 17-year-old Taiwanese player “won back-to-back Grand Slam titles and finished with a commanding lead at the summit of the global rankings,” the ITF said on its website.

Tseng won the Wimbledon and Roland Garros boys’ singles titles, though he lost in the final of the Junior Australian Open. In Paris, he was a doubles finalist with compatriot Ray Ho, but the duo lost.

The Taiwanese star also performed well at the US Open in New York and at the ITF Junior Masters in Chengdu, China, the ITF noted.

Tseng is the first Taiwanese tennis player to receive the accolade of ITF boys’ World Champion of the year since Yang Tsung-hua a decade ago.