Kwon Soon-woo on the rise… Aiming for 3 or more rounds at Australian Open
Korea’s first two-time ATP championship, a splendid achievement
today at the Australian Open 1st round
“The schedule is packed, but I am young” Kwon Soon-woo (52nd, Dangjin City Hall, photo)
climbed 32 steps in the world rankings and ranked
52nd, this season’s first major tennis tournament, the Australian Open (total prize money of 76.5 million) Australian dollar, about 66.3 billion won) is taking a strong step forward. Kwon Soon-woo is determined to continue his surprise victory at the second round of the Men’s Professional Tennis (APT) Tour Adelaide International.
Kwon Soon-woo will participate in the Australian Open, which opens on the 16th. Soon-woo Kwon will clash with Christopher Eubanks (123rd, USA) in the men’s singles first round (round of 128) held in Melbourne, Australia this afternoon. Kwon Soon-woo’s best performance at the Australian Open was in the second round last year. However, Kwon Soon-woo’s rise is unusual, so he is aiming for more than 3 rounds of personal best results in major tournaments, which he achieved at the 2021 French Open.
On the 14th, Kwon Soon-woo reached the top in the singles at the 2nd Adelaide International. Kwon Soon-woo, who reached the finals as a “lucky loser”, won his second tour title in his personal career following the Astana Open in September 2021. Soon-Woo Kwon became the first Korean player ever to win the ATP Tour singles twice. Kwon Soon-woo said, “I didn’t think about the record part. It would be nice if it was Korean history, but thinking about it is rather burdensome. I did the best I could,” he said.
If Kwon Soon-woo advances to the second round of the Australian Open, he will face off against the winner of the match between No. 23 Borna Choric (Croatia) and No. 78 Irzy Lehecka (Czech Republic). In the third round, it is expected to meet 12th place Cameron Norrie (England). Except for Rehetzka, all of them are ranked higher than Kwon Soon-woo. But her expectations are inflated. In the second round of the Adelaide International, Kwon Soon-woo showed off his amazing performance by defeating 15th place Pablo Carreño Busta and 26th place Roberto Bautista Agut (above Spain). 메이저놀이터
Soonwoo Kwon is an upgraded figure. In particular, his serve and forehand stand out. Kwon Soon-woo put pressure on the opponent with a serve of up to 210 km per hour in the second round of the Adelaide International. Reuters commented favorably, saying, “In the tie-break in the third set (finals), Kwon Soon-woo confirmed the victory thanks to his flawless second serve.”
In addition, the ATP Tour website explained, “Kwon Soon-woo controlled the rally with a terrifying forehand at the crucial moment.”
Kwon Soon-woo said, “I don’t think Dae Jin-woon is good. If he is a player who plays in the finals of a major tournament, he will not make a big difference in his performance.” But his confidence is overflowing. He has no problem with tight schedules. Kwon Soon-woo said, “I may lose or win, but I am young. If he recovers well, he will be able to play well even in difficult matches.” Meanwhile, Kwon Soon-woo, who became the first Korean player to win the ATP Tour singles twice, rose to 52nd in the world rankings. Kwon Soon-woo rose to 52nd place in the ATP Tour singles world rankings announced that day, up 32 places from last week’s 84th place.