There is only one Korean player in the finals of the Australian Open, the first major tournament of the tennis season that opens in Melbourne, Australia on the 16th. Kwon Soon-woo (84th, Dangjin City Hall), the Korean tennis leader, is the only player to have succeeded in qualifying for the Australian Open.
Kwon Soon-woo was decided to be Christopher Eubanks (123rd, USA) in the first round of the Australian Open men’s singles match, which was confirmed on the 12th. First of all, it is a relatively easy match to aim for the round of 32. Eubanks met once last year and won 2-1 (7-6<8-6> 1-6 6-4). In addition, if Kwon Soon-woo passes the first round, he will meet the winner of the match between Borna Choric (23rd, Croatia) and Irzy Lehetzka (78th, Czech Republic).
Kwon Soon-woo’s recent rise raises expectations. Soon-Woo Kwon defeated Michael Emmer (77th, Sweden) 2-0 (6-1 6-1) in the 3rd round of singles at the 2nd round of the Adelaide International Tournament (total prize money: $642,735) of the Men’s Professional Tennis (ATP) Tour, which is a prelude to the Australian Open. 2), and advanced to the semifinals. 안전놀이터
Kwon Soon-woo, who joined the finals as a ‘lucky loser’ after losing to Tomas Machachi (115th, Czech Republic) in the finals of the preliminary round, was frustrated, and then joined the finals as a ‘lucky loser’. advanced Kwon Soon-woo’s opponent in the semifinals of the tournament is Jack Draper (40th, England).
His confidence grew as he often caught top rankers as well. In the second round of the tournament the previous day, he defeated Pablo Carreño Busta (Spain), the second seed in the tournament and world number 15, 2-1 (3-6 6-4 6-4). This is the first time Kwon Soon-woo has beaten a player in the top 20. In November of last year, he also won against Felix Ojealiasim (Canada), who was ranked 13th at the time, in the national competition Davis Cup. Oze Aliassim was seeded sixth in singles at the Australian Open. Soon-Woo Kwon forms a group with Miomir Ketsmanovic (Serbia) and challenges in doubles.
Jeong Su-jeong (144th, Daegu City Hall) and Han Na-rae (155th, Bucheon City Hall), the two top women’s tennis players, failed to cross the threshold of the second round of the preliminary round and were eliminated.
The challenge of junior tennis is also worth noting. Noh Ho-young, ranked 49th in the International Tennis Federation Junior Ranking, was named to the singles and doubles finals. Woohyuk Jang, ranked 50th, also qualified for the finals. In the preliminaries, men’s Park Seung-min (102nd place), women’s Choi On-yu (92nd place) and Kim Yu-jin (94th place) will compete for the finals.