Playing in the third match on Stadium Court is No. 8 seed Hyeon Chung against qualifier Franko Skugor. Chung won the 2017 Next Gen ATP Finals championship and has followed with a quarter-final appearance at Auckland and a semi-final appearance at the Australian Open, where he defeated Novak Djokovic in the Round of 16. This is the first meeting between Chung and Skugor, who is ranked No. 303.
 Hyeon Chung (KOR) vs [Q] Franko Skugor (CRO) First Meeting
Chung 2018 Summary: SF: Australian Open (l Federer); QF: Auckland (l Ferrer) YTD W-L: 9-3 YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 1 Date of Birth: May 19, 1996 ATP Ranking: 30
• Tournament note: Defeated LL Norrie in 1R in three sets • In 2018, ranked No. 58, advanced to first career Grand Slam 4R, QF, and SF at Australian Open. • Retired from Australian Open SF down 6-1 5-2 to Federer (foot). • At Australian Open, became 1st-ever Korean Grand Slam quarter-finalist and semi-finalist. • Became lowest-ranked Grand Slam semi-finalist since No. 94 Schuettler at Wimbledon 2008. • Became lowest-ranked Australian Open semi-finalist since No. 86 Safin in 2004. • Defeated No. 4 A. Zverev in 5 sets to claim first Top 10 win of career in Australian Open 3R. • Achieved career-high ranking of No. 29 on 29 January, after Australian Open. • Fell in Auckland QF (l. to Ferrer) and Brisbane 2R (l. to Edmund).
Skugor 2018 Summary: YTD W-L: 1-0 YTD Titles: 0 / Career Titles: 0 Date of Birth: September 20, 1987 ATP Ranking: 303
• Tournament note: Defeated Q Bublik in straight sets to reach 2R and earn 7th win of his career at ATP Tour level • In 2017, qualified at Geneva (d. Robredo, l. to Querrey in 2R) and Eastbourne (l. to Fabbiano in 1R) • Saved 3 MPs to beat Carreno Busta 76 in 5th, then lost to Bautista Agut during Davis Cup 1R tie (ESP d. CRO 3-2) • Advanced to 1st Grand Slam doubles SF at Wimbledon w/Mektic (l. to Marach/Pavic 17-15 in 5th) • Reached 2nd ATP World Tour doubles final at Gstaad w/Eysseric (l. to Marach/Oswald) • Achieved career-high No. 42 in Emirates ATP Doubles Rankings on September 11 • Won Challenger doubles titles at Sophia Antipolis, FRA w/Lamasine (d. Ignatik/Kovalik); Taipei, TPE w/Chiudinelli (d. Ratiwatana/Ratiwatana) and Ostrava, CZE w/Nedunchezhiyan (d. Junaid/Rosol)