Jason Jung Taiwan's new top-ranked men's tennis player

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Jason Jung (莊吉生/CNA file photo)

Jason Jung (莊吉生/CNA file photo)

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Jason Jung (莊吉生) has replaced veteran Lu Yen-hsun (盧彥勳) as Taiwan's top-ranked men's tennis player with a world singles ranking of 121, according to the latest Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings released Monday.

Lu, who missed the French Open in May because of a shoulder injury and has yet to return to the ATP Tour, had been Taiwan's top-ranked male player for nearly 12 years since October 2006.

He is currently ranked 127th in the world, according to the latest ATP rankings.

Jung came into the spotlight after winning gold for Taiwan in the men's singles at the Taipei Universiade, which was held Aug. 19-30, 2017.

His most recent tournament was the Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open in Newport in the United States, where he reached the quarterfinals before losing in three sets to American Tim Smyczek.

The 29-year-old American-born player will represent Taiwan in the upcoming Asian Games being held in Jakarta from Aug. 18 to Sept. 2.

(By Lee Chin-wei and Ko Lin)

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