|[파리=AP/뉴시스]Kwon Soon-woo (91st) plays against Matteo Berettini (9th, Italy) in the men’s singles third round of the French Open tennis tournament held at Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France on the 5th (local time). Kwon Soon-woo lost to Beretini with a set score of 0-3 (6-7<6-8> 3-6 4-6) and was eliminated at the round of 16. 2021.06.06.|
The Korea Tennis Association announced on the 23rd that it was notified by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) that Soon-Woo Kwon won the men’s singles qualification at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The top 56 players in the world rankings can compete in the men’s singles event at the Tokyo Olympics. In addition, conditions such as participation in the Davis Cup, which is a national competition, at least three times from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics until recently, and a maximum of four players per country are attached.
Kwon Soon-woo, who was ranked 79th in the world rankings and was number 6 on standby, got the Tokyo Olympics singles qualification as some of the top rankers were omitted due to personal reasons such as the limit of four players per country, Davis Cup participation rules and injuries.
It is the first time in 13 years since Lee Hyung-taek (retired) at the 2008 Beijing Olympics by a Korean athlete to compete in the men’s singles at the Olympics.
Kwon Soon-woo, who will be scrambled for Wimbledon, the major tournament to be held in London on the 28th, will join his team, Dangjin City Hall, to prepare for the Tokyo Olympics after returning home.
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