China's Zhang Zhizhen eyes top 30 in ATP singles rankings

(Xinhua) 11:12, February 04, 2024

GUANGZHOU, China, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- China's Zhang Zhizhen has targeted the top 30 after moving to a career high ranking of 50th in the ATP singles table.

The 27-year-old hit his highest ranking of 50th after reaching the men's singles second round at the 2024 Australian Open.

"The top 50 had been my ultimate goal before, now that I made it, I am setting my target to the top 30," Zhang said at a press conference after smashing Matic Kriznik of Slovenia 6-0, 6-2 in Davis Cup qualifiers here on Friday.

Eighteen-year-old Zhou Yi needed two hours and nine minutes to overcome Sebastian Dominko 7-5, 6-7(3), 6-3 to gift China a 2-0 lead.

Zhou and Bu Yunchaokete will face Blaz Rola and Grega Zemljia in the doubles, while Zhang will take on Dominko and Zhou meets Kriznik on Saturday's matches.

(Web editor: Zhang Kaiwei, Liang Jun)


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