‘Ace’ Kwon Soon-woo “Challenge to the Davis Cup round of 16, quarterfinals and beyond”

Korean men’s tennis is challenging to advance to the round of 16 at the Davis Cup for the second year in a row.

The Korean men’s tennis team, led by coach Park Seung-gyu (KDB Industrial Bank), will play a home match against Belgium at the indoor tennis stadium located in Seoul Olympic Park on the 4th and 5th before advancing to the final round of the 2023 Davis Cup.

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If Korea wins the match against Belgium, which is played in 4 singles and 1 doubles, it will advance to the final round of 16 at the Davis Cup for the first time in history for the second year in a row. If they lose to Belgium, they will go down to World Group Qualifier 1.

From Korea, 4 players including ace Kwon Soon-woo (61st, Dangjin City Hall), Hong Seong-chan (237th, Sejong City Hall), Song Min-gyu (2nd doubles, KDB Industrial Bank), and Nam Ji-seong (152nd doubles, Sejong City Hall) made the final list. .

The pace is good lately. Kwon Soon-woo won the second round of the Adelaide International Tournament of the Men’s Professional Tennis (ATP) Tour at the end of January. He became the first Korean player to win two ATP tour titles. Nam Ji-sung and Song Min-gyu also jointly won the challenger doubles championship in six months at the Bangkok Open Challenger Tennis Championships. Hong Seong-chan is also showing off his improved skills by reaching the semifinals in the singles event.

Korea has advanced to the Davis Cup a total of four times. In March of last year, they defeated Austria 3-1 in the Davis Cup qualifier held in Seoul and advanced to the final round of 16 of the Davis Cup for the first time in 15 years since 2007. In Group B, which belongs to Canada, Serbia, and Spain, they lost all three matches, but Kwon Soon-woo delivered the victory by defeating world number 13 Felix Ozealiasim 2-0.

Belgium has won the Davis Cup runners-up three times, in 1904, 2015 and 2017. In particular, David Gopin (41st) is a veteran who rose to 7th in the world rankings in 2017 and won 6 ATP tour titles in his career. In addition, Jiju Berrys (115th), Lloris de Lure (211th), Sander Gillet (55th in doubles), and Yoran Bligen (53rd in doubles) are all formidable.

Coach Park Seung-gyu said, “It is encouraging that we are getting good results at the beginning of the season ahead of the Davis Cup. It motivates us in the preparation process. We have the advantage of being held at home, so we will do our best to prepare well and advance to the finals for the second consecutive time.” revealed

Kwon Soon-woo said, “Gopin is very aggressive and his net play is good. I’m thinking about entering the semifinals, quarterfinals, and semifinals. When I went to the finals, the players, the environment, and the stadium atmosphere were good. It was fun to play in front of the fans.”

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