Coleman Wong Chak-lam hauled in his second junior grand slam title when he teamed up with Bruno Kuzuhara to capture the Australian Open boys’ doubles title in January. Now the surging Hong Kong tennis prodigy is eyeing a top-300 ranking, and plans on winning a major men’s tournament along with it. After competing in the singles and doubles tournaments of a major grand slam, you’d think a short holiday would be in order. Not for this surging Hong Kong tennis star. Days after winning more silverware on Melbourne’s famed Margaret Court Arena, Wong jumped on a plane and headed back to Spain and the Rafa Nadal Academy, where he had previously spent time training and learning from some of the best up-and-coming tennis players in the world. After just one week at the academy, he boarded another plane and headed to Egypt for the M15 Sharm el-Sheikh Tournament, where he secured two early wins before being knocked out by Romanian Nicholas David Ionel in the qualifying stages. It’s a hectic schedule, and one which now finds him in Benin, where he will represent Hong Kong in the Davis Cup Qualifiers. But it’s a schedule Wong seems more than happy to sustain. “I didn’t feel like I wanted to stop,” Wong told the Post from Egypt. “I want to keep going. I really love travelling to play tournaments so I don’t mind.” He did, however, allow the Australian Open win – and everything that comes with it, including bigger sponsorship endorsements – to sink in. Albeit briefly. “I’ve had such an amazing time since my doubles win at the Australian Open. I had a chance for that to sink in a bit by training and focusing on more tournaments. I have seen a change in sponsor, but I don’t mind for more,” Wong said with a laugh. “It has had such a big impact on tennis in Hong Kong.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Wong Chak Lam Coleman 黃澤林 (@coleman_wong) That impact has been felt right across the sporting landscape, with his doubles win earning him high praise – including from the man himself, Spanish great Rafael Nadal, and Hong Kong’s two-time Olympic silver medallist Siobhan Haughey. With two grand slam titles in his cabinet, having won a historic 2021 US Open boys’ doubles title last year, Wong has now set his sights on a top 300 ranking, and winning a professional men’s title. Currently ranked No 1,050 on the ATP tour, Wong is confident he can achieve his goal in 2022. “I feel like I’m very close to doing it,” he said. “I just need to be more solid both in my shots and the mental side. I need to win some good tournaments in the senior circuit and I will get there.” It was his desire to improve these two aspects that saw him return to the Rafa Nadal Academy immediately after the Australian Open. With a Davis Cup qualifier in Benin up next this weekend, he was keen to iron out any flaws. “I was working on my shots and more like mental side if training,” Wong said. “This is the World Cup of tennis and I cannot wait to perform here for Hong Kong.” Still, the experience of the Australian Open has been invaluable. “It was the best experience I can get from my junior career. You cannot imagine how honoured I am to be representing Hong Kong and it will be the best way to start off my senior career,” he said.