Korea’s first two-time ATP champion Kwon Soon-woo continues the momentum at the Australian Open

– New history at the end of a bloody battle in the final 3 hours

– Today’s Australian Open … Competitive draw
– Challenge the best of 3 rounds

Kwon Soon-woo (26), the leading man in men’s tennis, wrote a new history of Korean tennis.

On the 14th (Korean time), Kwon Soon-woo defeated Roberto Bautista Agut 2-1 in the singles final of the 2nd round of the Adelaide International Tournament of the Men’s Professional Tennis (ATP) Tour held in Adelaide, Australia, after a bloody battle of 2 hours and 42 minutes to win the championship. . With this, Kwon Soon-woo achieved his second tour victory in his personal career in about a year and four months after winning the Astana Open in September 2021.

Kwon Soon-woo is the first Korean male 먹튀검증 tennis player to win two championships on the ATP Tour. Lee Hyung-taek, who won the Adidas International in 2003, was the only Korean player to win the ATP Tour before Soon-Woo Kwon won his first championship. Even Jeong-hyeon, who wrote the legend of semifinals at the major tournament, the Australian Open, did not win the ATP tour.

After the game, Kwon Soon-woo said, “I didn’t think about the record. He thought it would be nice to have a history of Korea, but thinking about it made it more burdensome. Today, I just did my best as much as I could,” he said calmly.

Kwon Soon-woo showed an upgraded performance in many ways in the final. In particular, his forehand, which was stronger and faster than before, stood out. The ATP Tour website evaluated, “Kwon Soon-woo controlled the rally with a fearsome forehand at the crucial moment.” His mental strength also seemed to have grown stronger.

Kwon Soon-woo’s victory this time was also fortunate. He was defeated by Tomas Machác (Czech Republic) in the second round of the preliminary round, and it seemed that his advance to the finals was frustrated. However, as there were players who did not participate in the finals, they dramatically joined the finals as a ‘lucky loser’.

After that, they went on an unstoppable winning streak in the finals. In the first round, he met Machachi again and took revenge in a good way, and also defeated Pablo Carreño Busta (Spain), a strong player ranked 15th in the world. In the finals, he surpassed Agut (26th), who is much higher in ranking than himself (84th).

It is very rare for a lucky loser to win an ATP tour event, and there are only 10 times in this tournament, including Kwon Soon-woo.

Kwon Soon-woo, who received 250 ranking points for winning this tournament, is expected to significantly improve his ranking in the world rankings to be announced this week. Kwon Soon-woo’s ‘Career High’ is ranked 52nd in the rankings in the first week of November 2021, and is expected to be a similar ranking this time.

Kwon Soon-woo, who gained momentum by winning the second tour event in his life, raised expectations for the Australian Open, the first major tournament of the new year that opens on the 16th. The Adelaide International is a tournament that takes on the nature of the prelude to the Australian Open, because the results of this tournament serve as a barometer for the Australian Open results. Kwon Soon-woo’s best performance in a major tournament is advancing to the third round of the 2021 French Open. At the Australian Open, he advanced to the second round for the first time last year.

In the first round of the Australian Open, Soon-woo Kwon will clash with Christopher Eubanks (No. 123, USA), who is a player lower ranked than himself and who has won a head-to-head match once.

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