Kwon Soon-woo inflated expectations by winning the 2nd men’s professional tennis (ATP) tour in his career at the Australian Open, the first major tennis tournament of the new year.
Kwon Soon-woo defeated Roberto Bautista Agut (Spain) 2-1 (6-4 3-6 7-6<7) in the final of the 2nd round of the ATP Tour Adelaide International (total prize money: $642,735) held in Adelaide, Australia on the 14th. -4>) to subdue.
Lee Hyeong-taek, the ‘Legend of Korean Tennis’, became the first Korean to win the 2nd ATP Tour title, becoming the coach of the Orion Tennis Team.
The fact that Kwon Soon-woo showed an upgraded performance in many ways in the final is as impressive as the record.
First of all, Kwon Soon-woo showed a stronger appearance in ‘Power’.
He hit the serve at the top speed of 210 km/h and pressed Bautista Agut, and the second serve was particularly fierce.
The percentage of Kwon Soon-woo’s second serve that led to a goal was 51%, far ahead of Bautista Agut’s 44%.
The Reuters news agency praised, “In the third set tie-break, Kwon Soon-woo confirmed the victory thanks to a flawless second serve.”
The forehand shot has been upgraded in both power and tempo.
Kwon Soon-woo seldom fell behind the baseline and hit Bautista Agut with aggressive shots. This was possible thanks to a stronger and faster forehand than before.
The ATP Tour homepage evaluated, “Kwon Soon-woo controlled the rally with a formidable forehand at the crucial moment.”
Kwon Soon-woo said that he played the game with confidence in his shot.
Kwon Sun-woo, who met with reporters after the game, said, “All the players in the world rankings in the top 100 hit well without errors. However, I thought that if I thought my attack was better, I could go higher.”
His mental powers are also getting stronger. 바카라사이트
Bautista Agood is a veteran player who rarely makes mistakes and manages the game skillfully to win.
However, in the 3rd set, it was Bautista Agut who faltered as time went on. He missed more and more of his seemingly easy shots in front of the net.
Kwon Soon-woo was excited by throwing his racket at the end of the second set, which he had been behind for a long time, but soon regained his composure and maintained his concentration until the end of the game.
The Adelaide International is a prelude to the first major tournament of the new year, the Australian Open, which opens on the 16th.
In the first round of the Australian Open, Kwon Soon-woo, who gained momentum by winning this tournament, will face Christopher Eubanks (123rd, USA), who is ranked lower than himself and has a record of one win in head-to-head matches.
Attention is focusing on whether Kwon Soon-woo, who wrote a new history of Korean tennis, will also work at the Australian Open.
Kwon Soon-woo’s best performance in a major tournament is advancing to the third round of the 2021 French Open.