|Physical Stats & More|
|ATP Tour Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in feet & inches- 6’ 0”
|Weight ATP Tour||in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 15 Inches
|Coach/Mentor||• Gerardo Azcurra
• Marcos Baghdatis
|Records||• Rank 1 in the ITF Junior Circuit after he won the boys' singles title at the 2017 US Open
• First Chinese male player to win a Grand Slam title in junior tennis after reaching the semifinals in both boys' singles and doubles at the Australian Open 2017, and winning the boys' singles and doubles at the US Open 2017
• Second-highest-ranked male Chinese player ever, after he was ranked as the 54th-best player in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) on 10 April 2023
• First Chinese male tennis player to reach and win an ATP Tour-level singles final, after winning at the 2023 Dallas Open
|Favourite Shot||Return & Foreheat|
|Date of Birth||14 October 1999 (Thursday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||23 Years|
|Hobbies||Playing video games|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Wu Kang (boxer)
Mother- Wu Fang
|Sport (except tennis)||NBA Basketball|
|Basketball Player||Kevin Durant|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Wu Yibing
- Wu Yibing is a Chinese tennis player, who is the second-highest-ranked male player from China, with a ranking of 54th in the ATP rankings. During a match at the Citi Open in Washington on July 31, 2023, he collapsed on the court due to the intense heat and couldn’t continue playing.
- He began playing tennis at the age of four.
- In an interview, Wu revealed that he took up tennis to lose body weight as he was overweight during his childhood. At first, he considered playing badminton, but the net was too high for him, so he opted for tennis instead.
- When he turned 12, he went to the Potter’s Wheel International Tennis Academy in Beijing for formal training in tennis.
- In December 2016, Wu participated in the 2016 Orange Bowl, a Grade A junior event, where he reached the final match but was defeated by Miomir Kecmanović.
- He achieved notable success at the 2017 Australian Open, reaching the semifinals in both boys’ singles and doubles categories.
- In 2017, he got an invitation from the I.M.G. Academy in Bradenton, Florida for further training.
- Wu became the first Chinese male player to secure a Grand Slam title in junior tennis after he won both the boys’ singles and doubles titles at the US Open in 2017. In the doubles event, he partnered with Hsu Yu-hsiou from Chinese Taipei.
- In the same year, Wu made his debut at the Davis Cup match, representing China. He played one match and achieved a victory by defeating Jason Jung without any losses.
- In September 2017, Wu made his ATP debut as a wildcard entry at the Chengdu Open.
- In October 2017, he had the opportunity to participate in the Shanghai Masters as a wildcard, marking his Masters debut.
- Wu won his first ATP title at the Shanghai Masters in 2018, where he won against Li Zhe in the first round. In the second round, he won the first set against Kei Nishikori.
- In August 2022, Wu Yibing made history at the US Open by winning his first-round match against Nikoloz Basilashvili. He became the first male Chinese player to achieve this feat in the Open era and a Grand Slam match in 63 years, with Mei Fu Chi achieving a similar milestone at Wimbledon in 1959.
- In the second round match at the US Open 2022, Wu won against Nuno Borges in five sets, making him the first Chinese male player to reach the third round of any Grand Slam event since 1946, when Kho Sin-Kie did so at Wimbledon. With this victory, he also broke a long-standing record since 1881 and became the first male Chinese player to reach the third round in the tournament’s history. Following this achievement, his career-high ranking reached world No. 131 on 12 September 2022. However, Wu lost to world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev in the third round.
- In the year 2022, he won three Challenger titles in the US, achieving back-to-back wins in July at tournaments in Rome, Georgia, and Indianapolis. As a result, on 25 July 2022, he reached a career-high ranking of No. 174. He later became the most decorated Chinese player in the circuit’s history with four Challenger titles overall.
- On 6 February 2023, Wu achieved the World No. 97 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, after he reach the the finals in the Cleveland Challenger. After achieving this milestone, he became the second Chinese male player to enter the Top 100 Pepperstone ATP Rankings. Before him, Zhizhen Zhang achieved the milestone by reaching World No. 91 in 2022.
- In 2023, in the first round of the Dallas Open, Wu Yibing defeated Michael Mmoh. In the second round, he won against Denis Shapovalov, reaching his first-ever ATP Tour-level quarterfinal. In the quarterfinal round, he won against Adrian Mannarino and reached an ATP Tour-level semifinal. This victory made him the the second player from China to achieve this milestone, since Pan Bing in 1995.
- In the semifinal round of the 2023 Dallas Open, he defeated world No. 8 Taylor Fritz and became the first Chinese male player to defeat a top 10-ranked player and reach an ATP Tour-level final in the Open Era. By defeating John Isner in the last round, Wu claimed the ATP title, making him the first Chinese man to achieve such a victory in the Open Era. This victory also pushed him to achieve the highest ranking ever reached by a Chinese player, entering the top 60 in the ATP Rankings on 13 February 2023.
- In 2023, he got an opportunity to participate in the Adelaide International. In the qualifying round, he won against Ugo Humbert, but was defeated by Alexei Popyrin.
- Wu received a wildcard entry at the 2023 Australian Open, where he was defeated by Corentin Moutet in the first round.
- In the 2023 BNP Paribas Open, he competed as a wildcard and secured a victory against Jaume Munar.
- In the 2023 Miami Open, he had his first victory at a Masters event by winning against Kyle Edmund.
- Wu defeated Richard Gasquet in three sets on clay in the Italian Open 2023.
- He made it to his first clay court quarterfinals in Geneva by defeating Marc-Andrea Hüsler and Marco Cecchinato. However, after being defeated by Alexander Zverevhe, Wu had to retire in the quarterfinals.
- At the 2023 French Open, he faced defeat against Roberto Bautista Agut and was eliminated in the first round.
- Wu’s ATP ranking at the end of 2022 was 119, which showed a significant improvement of 1000 spots from his ranking at the end of the 2021 season.
- The player has faced several injuries in his career, including problems with his elbow, back, shoulder, and wrist due to which he was unable to compete in any tournaments from March 2019 until December 2021. He had surgery on his elbow in 2020.
- On July 31, 2023, Wu had to retire from a match after he experienced a collapse on the court while playing in the Citi Open in Washington. He lost his balance as he was heading towards his chair during a changeover. In an interview, he talked about it and said,
There was something wrong with the food I ate last night – I even felt like I was losing my consciousness out there. I was better after my medical timeout, but it still affected my breathing. I feel good to play like I did, given my situation. I will go for a further check-up later.”
- At the beginning of July 2023, during his first-round match at Wimbledon against Frances Tiafoe, Wu Yibing experienced a similar incident where he collapsed due to breathing issues. With the assistance of medical help, he managed to recover and continued playing. However, despite his efforts, he lost the match 6-7, 3-6, 4-6. The Times of India