Hong Kong tennis player Coleman Wong has returned to SAR after winning the men’s doubles championships at the US Open and Australian Open, saying he now aspires to represent Hong Kong at the Olympics in 2024.
As well as being a two-time Junior Grand Slam doubles title winner, the 18-year-old is also the first tennis player from Hong Kong to make the men’s singles quarter-finals at Wimbledon.
Speaking in a media sharing session, Wong said he expects more challenges as he moves from junior tournaments to the professional circuit.
“Physically they (the opponents) are much stronger and their attitude is different. The intensity is much higher… I started playing professional tournaments at the age of 15 and I have more more experience. My goal is to play more adult tournaments in the coming year,” he said.
The ace player said his achievements over the past year had given him a boost and his next goal is to represent Hong Kong at the Paris Olympics in 2024.
“It’s what I dreamed of since playing tennis… I just thought I was playing tennis for Hong Kong and being the first Hong Konger to do so.”
He also thanked Hong Kong people for their support, especially those who cheered him on in person.