Coleman Wong Chak-lam becomes the first tennis player from Hong Kong to reach the last quarter-finals of the boy’s singles at Wimbledon last Thursday.
The Hong Kong tennis player advanced to the round of eight by claiming a 7-5, 7-5 victory over Peter Privara of Slovakia on Wednesday. This victory set up a battle with doubles partner Michael Zheng for a spot in the semi-finals, for which Wong was beaten at 6-4, 6-3.
Wong had to return to court to play alongside Zheng for a match against British duo Luca Pow and Henry Searle in the boy’s doubles competition with a 6-3, 6-7, 12-10 win.
This boy’s double victory set up a quarter-final match against the No. 6 seeds Czech Republic’s Jakub Mensik and Poland’s Olaf Pieczkowski, which ultimately brought a bittersweet end to Wong’s Wimbledon journey with a score of 6-3, 6-1, 6-10.
The 18-year-old also made history last year when he became only the second Hong Kong player to win a grand slam title, partnering France’s Max Westphal to the boys’ doubles title at the US Open.