The right-handed Korean tennis player from Seoul was the number one player in Asia for two successive seasons. He earned 25 match wins and considered the North American hard courts his greatest success.

Hyung-Taik Lee was born on January 3, 1976 in Hoingsung, Korea. In his childhood days, he lived together with his mother Choon-Ja Choi and two older brothers Kyung-Tak and Kyu-Tak in Seoul. His town is one of the farming villages in the province of Kang Won Do. At 32, he married his wife Soo-an Lee in February 28, 2004 and is a doting father of daughter Song-Eun, born on April 10, 2006 and son, Chang-Hyun, born on August 18, 2007.

Born 3 Jan 1976
Nationality South Korea South Korea
Nickname High-Tech Lee

He played tennis with his school teacher most of the time when he was nine years old. He developed his backhand shots to be his strongest and likes to play mostly in hard courts. As he pursued his sporting career he achieved a record of 46-18 in the Davis Cup with a 36-7 point in the singles division in 26 ties starting 1995. He is coached by Young-il Yoon, a fellow Korean and former ATP pro, since 2006. Hyung Taik is believed to win the most of the Davis Cup matches in the sporting history of Korea. He was part of the Olympics in Atlanta in 1996; in Sydney in 2000; and in Athens in 2004. He achieved the silver medal at the Asian Games in December 2006.

In 2004, he got the championship title of the fourth career Seoul Challenger. He was in the third round showings at the Roland Garros and the U.S. Open. In 2005, he competed at the third round at AMS Miami but lost a game to Monfils. He also advanced a game in the third round of the Roland Garros for two consecutive years but lost a game to Ferrer.

Finally in the 2007, he advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Open in Los Angeles and quarterfinals in Indianapolis and Washington. He achieved best AMS finish on clay in Monte Carlo, but lost the game in the third round to Roger Federer.

In 2009 Lee retired from professional tennis after playing one final time for Korea against China during the Davis Cup, Korean won 3-2. On September 12, 2009 he opened the Lee Hyung Taik Tennis Academy in Chuncheon, South Korea.

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