Wu Yibing made history Sunday after winning against John Isner at the Dallas Open. As a result, he became the first Chinese ATP title winner. Also, he held off four match points before securing the victory over Isner.
According to sportsbook pay per head reports, Wu is also the first Chinese player to reach the final of a tour event. Also, he was the first Chinese player to win against a top-10 opponent. After beating the top seed Taylor Fritz in the semifinals, Wu had already achieved a milestone.
Wu is now the world number 58 in the ATP rankings. In addition, he is the highest-ranked Chinese player in the history of the ATP. Also, he won against Isner, despite the latter having 44 aces in the match.
First Chinese ATP Title Winner
Wu served flawlessly for the first 22 games of the decisive tiebreak, and then Isner blasted a forehand long after being pressured by Wu.
According to bookie pay per head sources, Wu had not played on the tour from March 2019 to January 2022 due to an injury. Also, he had won just six matches at the tour level before this week.
While in Dallas, he was victorious over several top-tier competitors. According to bookie business management experts, they were Adrian Mannarino, Denis Shapovalov, Michael Mmoh, Taylor Fritz, and John Isner.