Saturday , 13 July 2024


The first deaf athlete who won in professional tennis tournament!

South Korea's Lee Duck-hee has become the first deaf player to win a match in the main draw of a tournament on the ATP Tour. The 21-year-old, who is ranked 212th in the world, beat Switzerland's Henri Laaksonen 7-6 6-1 at the Winston-Salem Open in North Carolina.

Lee does not communicate with sign language but instead uses lip-reading. During his post-match interview his fiancee Soopin assisted him, clarifying answers for reporters in English.

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