Six months of practice, but my opponent was too good. This is the story of Kwon Soon-woo (World No. 104, Dangjin City Hall).
On the morning of the 29th, Kwon lost 1-3 (3-6, 4-6, 6-0, 4-6) to Christopher Eubanks (30th, USA) in the first round of the men’s singles at the US Open in New York.
They battled but couldn’t connect. Eubanks was dominant, winning every game he served, but Kwon, who had just returned from injury, struggled to keep up with his opponent’s tempo.
In the third set, she barely managed to get a set back, but only because Eubanks complained of stomach pains. Eubanks regained her form in the fourth set and closed out the set in straight sets, 4-6, to advance to the next round.
Kwon Soon-woo was playing her first match in six months. In February, he faced Alejandro Davydovic Fokina (Spain) in the round of 16 at the ATP Tour’s Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha, Qatar, and suffered a 2-0 (3-6, 2-6) defeat, complaining of shoulder pain afterward. 메이저사이트
Kwon missed the French Open, Wimbledon, and other major tournaments as a result, barely returning to action until late August, six months later. For him, the 70-place gap in the rankings was a difficult obstacle to overcome.
With this match, Kwon Soon-woo will now focus on training for the Shanghai Masters (Oct. 4-15), which is scheduled to be held in October.