3 wins after 2 losses… Korean tennis, 2 consecutive rounds of 16 ‘great feat’
chase . He lost in the first singles match against Belgium in the final match of the 2023 Davis Cup finals (4 singles, 1 doubles). The opponent was Berris, who was ranked 115th in the world, but it was a disappointing result considering that Kwon Soon-woo was 61st. Hong Seong-chan (26th, 237th, Sejong City), who was in the second single, also knelt to David Gopin (41st). 0-2 The situation is driven to the edge and the chances of victory are low. However, the national team made a new history by creating a double electrode and advancing to the round of 16 for two consecutive years in the Davis Cup for the first time in Korean tennis history. 메이저놀이터
The national team, led by coach Park Seung-kyu (51), defeated Belgium 3-2, winning all remaining doubles and two singles at the Olympic Park Indoor Tennis Stadium in Songpa-gu, Seoul on the 5th. The national team, which advanced to the Davis Cup Finals, equivalent to the world’s round of 16, by beating Austria 3-1 in last year’s final match, made it to the world’s round of 16 for the second year in a row. It is also the fifth Davis Cup Finals in his career following 1981, 1987, 2007 and 2022. This is the first time in two consecutive years.
It was a miraculous victory. I was at a psychological disadvantage as I lost both the 1st and 2nd singles the day before. In terms of objective power, the national team was evaluated as weak. Doubles Song Min-kyu (33, 147th in doubles, KDB Industrial Bank)-Nam Ji-seong (30, 152nd in doubles, Sejong City Hall) group ranked lower than Yoran Bligen (53rd in doubles)-Zander Jill (55th in doubles), and ranked 3rd Gopin and Berris, who will be facing singles Kwon Soon-woo and Hong Sung-chan, also boasted a higher ranking than them.
1 win seemed overwhelming, but the national team wrote a drama called ‘Reverse Sweep’. Doubles Song Min-gyu-Nam Ji-seong won 2-0 (7-6<7-3> 7-6<7-5>) against Bligen-Jil Joe, laying the foundation for a double play. Kwon Soon-woo lost the first set to Gopin in the ace match, but won 2-1 (3-6 6-1 6-3) come-from-behind. Hong Seong-chan put an end to Korea’s victory. Hong Seong-chan, a defensive type, was hit by an offensive type Berris with a strong serve of up to 213km/h, and steadily rallied to draw out the opponent’s mistakes, eventually winning 2-0 (6-3 7-6 <7-4>).