Sunday, June 30, 2013

Competing at Wimbledon

A deaf teenager from South Korea competed this weekend in Wimbledon junior boys division. Lee-Duck Hee who is 15 year old, was beaten in the first round yesterday by Christian Garin in three sets. Hee is still alive in the boys doubles. He told interviewers, "Through my eyes I’ve got the instinct and can get the sound of the opponent." The right-hander is ranked 930th in singles and 1283 in doubles. He has won a series of junior titles and earned his first ATP ranking point in April. He got the attention of the tennis world when he was eight years of age. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal played an exhibition in Korea. Hee was invited to watch and ended up sparing with the two players on the court. Read Hee's Wimbledon profile here. Below is a short video of Hee in action this year.