“More and more desperately” Kwon Soon-woo, second ATP Tour win… the first Korean

‘Lucky Loser’ Kwon Soon-woo (26, Dangjin City Hall, 84th in the world) became the first Korean player to win two championships on the men’s professional tennis (ATP) tour.

Kwon Soon-woo defeated Roberto Bautista Agut (35, Spain, 26th) with a set score of 2:1 (6-4 3-6) after a bloody battle of 2 hours and 42 minutes in the final of the ATP Tour Adelaide International 2nd round held in Adelaide, Australia on the 14th. 7-6 <7-4>) and climbed to the top. He was ahead of Agut in the serve ace (11-5) and scored with a high probability (79%-75%) on the first serve, and kept the point stably on the second serve (53%-46%).

With this, Kwon Soon-woo achieved his second tour victory in his personal career, following his first win at the ATP Tour Astana Open in September 2021. In January 2003, he surpassed Orion Tennis Team coach Lee Hyung-taek (47), who won the adidas International once, and holds the record for the most wins on the Korean ATP Tour.

Kwon Soon-woo’s winning process was dramatic. There was both luck and skill in the background that allowed him to lift the championship trophy. 온라인카지노

In this tournament, which has the nature of a prelude to the Australian Open, the first major tournament of the season, Kwon Soon-woo took a knee to Thomas Machachi (23, Czech Republic, 115th) in the second round of the preliminary round 1:2 (5-7 6-3 3-6). It seemed that he was kneeling down and packing his things early. He had to swallow the regret of being caught by a player with a lower ranking than him.

However, as the finalists did not participate, Kwon Soon-woo enjoyed the good fortune of joining as a ‘Lucky Loser’, and never missed an opportunity that came once.

Kwon Soon-woo had a 2-0 (6-4 6-4) match against Machachi, whom he met again in the round of 32, and in the round of 16, he lost 2-1 (2-1) to Pablo Carreño Busta (32, Spain, 15th), the second seed of the tournament. 3-6 6-4 6-4) We had a come-from-behind victory. In the quarterfinals, he defeated Mikael Imer (25, Sweden, 77th) 2-0 (6-1 6-2).

Afterwards, in the semifinals held on the 13th, after 2 hours and 45 minutes of confrontation, he defeated Jack Draper (22, UK, 40th) 2-1 (7-6 <8-6> 6-7 <2-7> 6-3). .

Kwon Soon-woo showed off his tireless steel stamina while fighting close to three hours in a row. Kwon Soon-woo said, “I gained confidence by beating players consecutively. He poured everything into the finals,” he said. He continued, “Since it was the final, I tried not to give up until the end. As a result, the result was good.”

Kwon Soon-woo vomited the spirit of becoming a lucky loser winner in about five years after Marco Sechinato (31, Italy, 93rd), who won the ATP Tour Hungarian Open in April 2018 as a lucky loser. With this win, Kwon Soon-woo’s world ranking is expected to rise to 52nd, his personal best.

Kwon Soon-woo, who started the new year in a good mood, will start the Australian Open on the 16th. He is the only Korean player to qualify for the Australian Open.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *