Kwon Sun-woo (26, Dangjin City Hall, world ranking 84th), a sign of Korean tennis, advanced to the men’s professional tennis (ATP) tour singles final for the second time in his life.
Kwon Soon-woo defeated Jack Draper (21, England, world No. 40) 2-1 (7-6<8-6> 6-7<2) in the singles semifinals of the ATP Tour 250 Series Adelaide International 2nd Round held in Adelaide, Australia on the 13th. -7> 6-3).
Kwon Soon-woo reached the top of the ATP Tour for the first time in his life at the Kazakhstan Astana Open in September 2021. Reaching the final of an ATP Tour event after about 15 months, he is challenging for the second championship in his career.
Kwon Soon-woo, who advanced to the semifinals of the Rakuten Japan Open held in Tokyo, Japan last October, advanced to the semifinals in three months. It was Draper, ‘the god of British tennis’, who faced off to advance to the final.
Kwon Soon-woo faced Draper in the first round of the first round of the Adelaide International held on the 2nd. Kwon Soon-woo, who lost 0-2 (2-6 1-6) in this game, had a chance to take revenge after 11 days. Kwon Soon-woo, who overpowered his opponent in the first set, won a ticket to the finals by showing a more advanced crisis management ability compared to last year.메이저사이트
Kwon Soon-woo started this tournament from the preliminaries. In particular, in the second round, he lost 1-2 (5-7 6-3 3-6) to Tomas Machac (Czech Republic, world number 115). However, players who declared not participating in the finals came out and took the last train to the finals with ‘Lucky Losers’.
Kwon Soon-woo, who won the right to advance to the finals, cruised thereafter and reached the final.
In the first set, 5-5, Kwon Soon-woo made his first break. Kwon Soon-woo, who took the initiative in a one-break fight, stood at an advantage. However, Draper immediately responded with a break, and the match went to a tie-break.
In the tie-break score of 2-2, Kwon Soon-woo scored 2 points with a counterattack following tenacious defense. Kwon Soon-woo, who ran away with a score of 4-2, landed first on the 6-point high with an exquisite forehand down the line.
However, Draper did not back down and tied the game 6-6. Kwon Sun-woo, who was in danger of being shaken, showed a different crisis management ability from last year and brought the tie-break to 8-6.
Kwon Soon-woo, who took the first set, also played a close match in the second set. With a stronger serve, Kwon Soon-woo took the lead 6-5. Kwon Soon-woo aimed for a break to confirm the final, but Draper did not waver. Draper caught up 6-6 and once again the game went to a tiebreaker.
Draper scored three straight points and struck first in the second tiebreaker. Draper, with an elaborate backhand return, took the match to the final three sets, beating Tybe Eric 7-2.
Kwon Soon-woo, shaky in the second-set tiebreak, broke his first game in the third set. He also kept the serve game that followed, widening the score to 2-0. Until the end of the 3rd set, Kwon Soon-woo’s forehand, a skill, showed its power. He also scored like Altoran with a drop shot that caught opponents off guard.
Kwon Soon-woo, who won the game 5-3, broke the 9th game and put an end to the 2 hours and 45 minutes of the game.
Kwon Soon-woo put 13 sub-aces into the opponent’s court. The success rate of the first serve was 81%, and the success rate of the second serve was 55%. Winner also succeeded in 44 fights, overwhelming Draper with 36.
Soon-Woo Kwon will face off against Roberto Batista Agut (34, Spain, world No. 26) and Tanasi Kokinakis (26, Australia, World No. 110) in the final match with the winner of the semifinal match.