The Korean men’s tennis team completed a ‘miracle drama’ and advanced to the Davis Cup Finals, a national men’s tennis competition.
The Korean men’s tennis team swept both doubles and 3rd and 4th singles matches against Belgium in the 2023 Davis Cup final match (4th 1 doubles) 메이저사이트 held at the Olympic Park Indoor Tennis Stadium in Songpa-gu, Seoul on the 5th.
Korea, which lost both the 1st and 2nd singles matches the previous day, advanced to the round of 16 of the Davis Cup Finals for the second year in a row with a remarkable 3-2 victory.
Kwon Soon-woo (Dangjin City Hall, world ranking No. 61) and Hong Seong-chan (Sejong City Hall, world ranking No. 237), who lost both the first and second singles matches, succeeded in restoring their honor that day and led the band electrode.
In addition, Song Min-kyu (KDB Industrial Bank, No. 137 in doubles ranking) and Ji-Sung Nam (Sejong City Hall, No. 152 in the world) in doubles beat Yoran Bligen (53rd) and Zander Jill (55th), who are much higher in the rankings, and achieved a miracle. laid the foundation for
Hong Seong-chan, who went on the final fasting, stood on the court with the heavy burden of advancing to the round of 16. Standing on the other side of the court was Berris (ranked 115th in the world), who beat Kwon Soon-woo the day before.
Hong Seong-chan, who put the ‘iron wall defense’ at the forefront, led Korea to the Davis Cup round of 16 by inducing as many as 51 opponent errors.
After the game, Hong Seong-chan said, “Before entering the final fasting, the atmosphere was good. Of course, I was very nervous, but I was also very excited.” revealed
Hong Seong-chan said, “I don’t know what the national competition will be like. That’s why I tried to be confident. I thought I shouldn’t be discouraged, so I pushed harder.”
Kwon Soon-woo, who participated in the ‘ace match’, the 3-single match, won 2-1 (3-6 6-1 6-3) against David Gopin (Belgium, world No. 41), the pillar of Belgium.
Kwon Sun-woo said, “On the first day of the tournament, while talking among the players, I had fun saying that I would catch Gopin if I won the doubles.”
This year’s Davis Cup Finals group stage will be held in September.
Regarding his resolution for the finals, Kwon Soon-woo said, “I went to the competition for the first time last year, and when I actually ran, there were many things I lacked, but I gained confidence that I could do it. I want to,” he said, promising.