Kwon Soon-woo (25, Dangjin City Hall, 81st in the world rankings) is suffering from the disgusting second round jinx this season. He passed the first round 11 times on the Grand Slam and ATP Tour, but lost both rounds.
Kwon Soon-woo’s last major tournament of the season, the US Open tennis tournament (total prize money of $60 million), failed to overcome the early jinx and was eliminated from the men’s singles second round. Kwon Soon-woo lost to Andrei Rublev (11th, Russia) 0-3 (3-6 0-6 4-6) in the second round of men’s singles on the 4th day of the tournament at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, USA on the 2nd. With this, Soon-woo Kwon was eliminated in the second round of this year’s Australian Open and US Open, and the French Open and Wimbledon in the first round, ending the schedule for the four major tournaments. Kwon Soon-woo’s best record in major tournaments was to advance to the third round of the French Open last year (the round of 32). At the US Open, the best result is to reach the second round in 2020 and this year.
In this tournament, Kwon Soon-woo received a prize of 121,000 dollars (160 million won) for advancing to the second round of singles. If you add $10,650, which is half of the $21,300 that was eliminated in the first round of doubles, Kwon Soon-woo’s prize money in this tournament is about 170 million won.
Kwon Soon-woo has met three times this year alone, and this time he has not been able to overcome Rublev’s wall, which he has never won. Kwon Soon-woo, who lost to Rublev 1-3 (7-6 <7-5> 3-6 2-6 4-6) in the first round of the French Open, did not win a single set that day. He conceded 7 games in a row, from the last game of set 1 to a 0-6 loss in set 2, and counterattacked with a game score of 2-2 in set 3. He conceded his own sub game at 2-2, but immediately broke Rublev’s sub game and balanced 3-3. But it was there. In 4-4, he unfortunately gave up his sub-game after three deuces. Kwon Soon-woo will participate in the Davis Cup Finals, which will be held in Valencia, Spain from the 13th.
By Choi Hyun-tae, Senior Correspondent [email protected]
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