Korean men’s tennis, which achieved a dramatic victory, advanced to the Davis Cup Finals, where the world’s top 16 teams compete for the first time in history for two consecutive years. On the first day, it was a dramatic drama that achieved 2 consecutive losses.
The Korean men’s tennis team, led by head coach Park Seung-gyu, won three consecutive victories against Belgium in the ‘2023 Davis Cup Final Qualifier’ held on the 5th at the Indoor Tennis Court in Olympic Park, Seoul, and confirmed their advance to the round of 16 for the second year in a row.
Korea, which advanced to the finals by defeating Austria 3-1 last year, has made it to the round of 16 for the second year in a row. In particular, the joy was even greater because it was a victory achieved with a double electrode to win all the remaining three matches after suffering two consecutive losses in the first and second singles the previous day. 메이저사이트
It is the fifth time that Korean men’s tennis has advanced to the finals after 1981, 1987, 2007, and 2022, but it is the first time for two years in a row.
It is a dramatic advance to the round of 16. On the 4th, the first day of the tournament, Korea faced ace star star Kwon Soon-woo in the first singles match against Belgian Jiju Begiggs (world ranking 115th) and suffered a come-from-behind defeat with a set score of 1-2 (6-1, 4-6, 6-7). . In the second singles match that followed, Hong Seong-chan lost to David Gopin with a set score of 0-2 (4-6, 2-6). Korea, which suffered two consecutive losses on the first day, was relegated to World Group Qualifier 1 even if it lost only once on the 5th.
The second day was all about planting. In the first match doubles, Nam Ji-seong and Song Min-gyu paired Sander Gillet (55th in doubles) and Yoran Bligen (53rd in doubles) with a set score of 2-0 (7-6<7-3>, 7-6<7-5>). ) to keep the atmosphere alive. Both sets saved a spark of hope in the close match leading to the tiebreak.
Ace Kwon Soon-woo followed. They returned to the starting point after winning a 2-1 (3-6, 6-1, 6-3) come-from-behind victory over Belgian ace David Gopin. He regained his pride by avenging his defeat the previous day.
Gopin, who was once ranked 7th in the world, has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Grand Slam men’s singles four times and is a tennis star with a record of six singles championships on the ATP Tour, so Kwon Soon-woo’s victory was all the more brilliant.
Hong Seong-chan, the last runner, held out against Berris, the landlord, with tenacious defense, defeating them with a set score of 2-0 (6-3, 7-6 <7-4>) and completing the double play. Hong Seong-chan made the finale by drawing out Berris’ mistakes after calm game management.
The final round of the Davis Cup is the ‘Tennis World Cup’, where the world’s top 16 compete through the final group stage and final tournament.