Miraculous come-from-behind victory Kwon Soon-woo “Now I’m going to challenge the quarterfinals… Confidence that I can do it”
Korean national men’s tennis ace Kwon Soon-woo (61st, Dangjin City Hall) expressed his determination to aim for the quarterfinals, not being satisfied with the world’s round of 16.
Korea, led by head coach Park Seung-gyu (KDB Industrial Bank), won 3-2 against Belgium in the 2023 Davis Cup final match (4 tier 1 doubles) held at the Olympic Park indoor tennis stadium in Songpa-gu, Seoul on the 5th.
It was a miraculous come-from-behind victory achieved in a situation where defeat was dark by giving up both the 1st and 2nd singles held on the 4th.
Song Min-gyu (KDB Industrial Bank) and Nam Ji-seong (Sejong City Hall), who competed in doubles that day, and Kwon Soon-woo and Hong Seong-chan (237th, Sejong City Hall), who participated in the 3rd and 4th singles, were all ranked lower than their opponents, so it is expected that it will be difficult to win even one win. there was a lot
However, starting with doubles, she won three unexpected victories in a row, sinking Europe’s powerful Belgium, which only finished runner-up three times in the Davis Cup.
This is the first time that Korea has overturned a game that was dragged 0-2 in the Davis Cup and advanced to the World Round of 16 for two consecutive years.
Kwon Soon-woo, who had a 먹튀검증 come-from-behind victory against Belgian ace David Gopin (41st place) in the 3rd singles match, said in an interview after the match, “I lost twice yesterday, but’ (Song Min-gyu and Nam Ji Sung) He said, “If the older brothers win the doubles, I’ll catch Gopin,'” he said, conveying the atmosphere of the team.
He failed to keep a 3-0, 6-4 lead in the 3rd set tiebreak against Jiju Berris (115th) in the 1st singles on the 4th. I was able to overcome it because you told me a lot of good things,” he thanked the coaching staff and fellow players.
Kwon Soon-woo’s next goal is not to be satisfied with advancing to the finals, equivalent to the world’s top 16, but to the quarterfinals and semifinals.
Korea has advanced to the round of 16 of the Davis Cup, a national competition, five times in 1981, 1987, 2007, 2022, and 2023.
However, they have never won since the round of 16.
In 1981, 1987, and 2007, which were single game matches from the round of 16, they lost to New Zealand, France, and Germany, and last year, when the group stage was changed to the round of 16, they lost consecutively to Canada, Serbia, and Spain.
Kwon Soon-woo said, “I had a lot of shortcomings when I ran (in the round of 16), but I also gained the confidence that I can do it.” I will be able to show myself,” he said confidently.
This year’s Davis Cup Finals group stage will be held in September, and the venue and draw will be determined at a later date.
In addition, Soon-Woo Kwon will leave Korea on the 9th and participate in the Men’s Professional Tennis (ATP) Tour ABN Amro Open, which opens in Rotterdam, the Netherlands on the 13th.
Afterwards, it will go through competitions in Doha, Qatar, and Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), before going on to two Masters 1000 series events to be held in the United States in March.