Shang Juncheng

Shang Juncheng
Shang Juncheng

Shang Juncheng ( also known as Jerry Shang; born 2 February 2005) is a Chinese tennis player. Shang reached his career-high mates ranking of world No. 184 on 7 November 2022. In July 2021, he reached number one in the ITF inferior rankings. Shang presently trains and lives at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

Personal Life

Shang made his debut on the professional stint, after entering a wildcard to play in the main draw of the ATP Tour 500 event at the 2022 Rio Open after Juan Martín del Potro blazoned his withdrawal from professional tennis. Shang was defeated by his opponent Pedro Martínez in the very first round. He entered a wildcard into the qualifying draw of Indian Wells, where he beat Francisco Cerúndolo in the first round and his opponent Mats Moraing retired in the alternate. Having qualified for the main draw, he came the first Chinese man to play at Indian Wells and the first player from his country to qualify for an ATP Masters 1000. He won his first title at the 2022 Lexington Challenger getting the youthful Chinese player to win a jewel in the Challenger Tour history and the most youthful since Carlos Alcaraz at Alicante in 2020. He reached the top 200 at world no. 195 on 19 September 2022.


Shang made his Grand Slam debut by qualifying at the Australian Open, after defeating Fábián Marozsán, 16th seed Fernando Verdasco and Zsombor Piros, getting the youthful manly player at the event and the youthful Grand Slam men’s qualifier since 17- time-old Carlos Alcaraz at the 2021 Australian Open. He came the 10th Chinese landmass player to reach the main draw at this Major in 2023. It was the first time a manly Chinese triad was set to contend in a major mates draw in the Open period ( since 1968) and the first in all of Australian Open history ( since 1905).

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