Before that he competed at the Australian Open and bowed out in the second round losing to Andrey Rublev
At the season-ending event for players 21 or younger, Chung beat Andrey Rublev
of Russia to get his first and only ATP title.
Dimitrov has yet to find the form which carried him to the brink of a first Grand Slam final but there is no doubt about his desire as he battled past 30th seed Andrey Rublev
6-3 4-6 6-4 6-4.
30 Andrey Rublev
6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in just over three hours after the change came through and said 'the heat didn't scare me at all today.
3 Grigor Dimitrov also advanced, beating Andrey Rublev
6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Meanwhile, Bulgarian player Grigor Dimitrov also advanced into the round of 16 after winning a tough match against 30th seed Andrey Rublev
3-Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) beat 30-Andrey Rublev
(RUS) 6-3 4-6 6-4 6-4
Thirtieth seed Andrey Rublev
awaits in the third round while Jo-Wilfried Tsonga meets Nick Kyrgios after also negotiating a five-setter.
He has been replaced at Kooyong by Russian rising star Andrey Rublev
, the losing finalist in Doha to Monfils.
Winner Monfils (2nd from right) and runner-up Rublev
(third from right) with Qatar Airways staff.
The new champion earned his winning title defeating Andrey Rublev
6-2, 6-3 on Saturday.
Borna Coric could cause problems for second seed Pablo Carreno Busta in round one, but while the 21-year-old Croat coulld make his presence felt this week, slight preference is for Andrey Rublev