Korean men’s tennis ‘signboard’ Kwon Soon-woo (84th, Dangjin City Hall) defeated strong player Pablo Carreño Busta (15th, Spain) and won the 2nd round of the Men’s Professional Tennis (ATP) Tour Adelaide International Tournament (Total prize money: $642,735) Reached the quarterfinals in singles.
On the 11th, in Adelaide, Australia, on the fourth day of the tournament, in the round of 16 of the singles final, Kwon Sun-woo won a 2-1 (3-6 6-4 6-4) come-from-behind victory over Carreño Busta, who received the ‘2nd seed’.
Carreño Busta is a player who has reached the semifinals twice (2017/2020) in the US Open singles and the quarterfinals twice (2017/2020) in the French Open singles.
He has won seven tour singles titles in total, and was even ranked 10th in September 2017.
This is the first time Kwon has won on tour against a player in the top 20.
Previously, the highest ranking players defeated by Kwon Soon-woo were Luca Fuyu (France) in 2019 and Dusan Rayovic (Serbia) in 2020, and both players’ world rankings at the time were 24th.
However, Kwon Soon-woo had the experience of winning against Felix Ojealiasim (Canada), who was ranked 13th at the time last year, in the Davis Cup, a national competition, not a tour event.
Kwon Soon-woo, who defeated Tomas Machachi (115th, Czech Republic) in the first round of this tournament, sacrificed a strong player named Carreño Busta to win the first round of the year and rose on the rise.
Kwon Soon-woo recorded 1 win and 2 losses in the past with Carreño Busta.
Kwon Soon-woo showed similar numbers to Carreño Busta in sub ace (11-10) and winner (33-33), but showed an advantage in unforced error with 15-18.
The next opponent is Michael Emmer (77th, Sweden), who gave himself a 0-2 (3-6 2-6) defeat in the round of 16 of the 2022 Adelaide International First Tournament. 안전놀이터
Emer advanced to the quarterfinals by beating Mackenzie McDonald (63rd, USA) 2-1 (3-6 7-6 <7-2> 6-3) in the second tournament.
Emer, 25 years old and one year younger than Kwon Soon-woo, is a player on the rise, reaching the singles semifinals three times in tour events last year.
The confrontation between Kwon Soon-woo and Emer will be broadcast on tvN Sports.
After finishing this tournament, Kwon Soon-woo will participate in the first major tournament of the season, the Australian Open, which opens in Melbourne, Australia on the 16th.