Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.
- Began playing tennis at age nine with his school teacher in his home town of Hoingsung, a potato farming village town of about 10,000 in province of Kang Won Do
- His mother, Choon-Ja Choi, and two older brothers (Kyung-Taik and Kyu-Taik) live in Seoul
- A big NBA basketball fan
- Has a 49-20 career record in Davis Cup (39-8 in singles) in 28 ties since 1995
- Has most Davis Cup match wins in his country’s history
- Participated in 1996 Atlanta, 2000 Sydney (doubles) and 2004 Athens Olympics
- .Considers backhand as best shot and hard courts as favorite surface
- Captured silver medal at Asian Games in December 2006 (l. to Udomchoke)
- Wife, Soo-an Lee (married Feb. 28, 2004); daughter, Song-Eun (born Apr. 10, 2006); son, Chang-Hyun (born Aug. 18, 2007)
- Coached by countryman and former ATP pro Young-il Yoon (since March 2006).
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