If Hee Doc with the score 7:6, 6:1 defeated Henry Laaksonen in the first round of the tournament in Winston-Salem. 21-year-old Korean became the first deaf player to win match of the ATP level.
After winning any Doc Hee commented on his achievement.
Because of a disability was laughing at me. Said I should not play. It was hard but friends and family helped to overcome it. I wanted to show everyone that you can be a tennis player.
If you have hearing loss, don’t need to give up. Work hard and then achieve any goal. In the next match I will have the same mood. Will do my best. Let’s see what happens,
– said Lee.
One of the former opponents of a deaf tennis player Tennis Sandgren admitted the role of hearing during the game.
“Sound impact provides an understanding of how they pierced your opponent. But if you don’t hear it, it should have amazing skills and crazy talent,” said the American.
Any Doc Hee since childhood, suffers from a lack of hearing. During the matches of the 21-year-old South Korean doesn’t hear tribunes and judges, and focuses solely on gestures.