Kwon Soon-woo’s Davis Cup Aspirations: “I am Confident About the National Competition”
Korea clashes with Serbia at 10pm tonight… Djokovic may take a break
“The Davis Cup is a national competition, so I have confidence no matter who I play against.”
Korean men’s tennis star Kwon Soon-woo (Dangjin City Hall) pledged to do well in the 2023 Davis Cup Finals, a national tennis competition.
The Korean national team, consisting of Kwon Soon-woo, Nam Ji-seong (Sejong City Hall), Song Min-gyu (KDB Korea Development Bank),
Jeong Yun-seong (Uijeongbu City Hall), and Hong Seong-chan (Sejong City Hall), will face Serbia for the first time in the tournament at 10 pm on the 12th (Korean time) in Valencia, Spain. Let’s play the game.
In Serbia, Novak Djokovic, who won the US Open the previous day and increased his record for most wins in major tournaments to 24,
as well as Laszlo Djere, Miomir Kecmanovic, Dusan Lajovic, and Nikola Kacic, will participate. 먹튀검증가이드
Djokovic is expected to skip the Korean game to regain his condition, but even if he is excluded, the power gap between Korea and Serbia appears to be large.
Although a difficult match is expected, Kwon Soon-woo is not intimidated.
At a press conference held a day before the game, Kwon Soon-woo said, “I think my performance was good as I felt a sense of responsibility in the national competition.
I had good memories and experiences last year, so I am confident this year no matter what opponent I face, and I will show a good game.”
In last year’s final match against Canada, Kwon Soon-woo surprised fans by defeating Felix Auger-Aliassime, who was ranked 13th in the world at the time.
In the match against Spain, he lost after playing an even match against No. 1 Carlos Alcaras (Spain).
However, Kwon Soon-woo’s current physical condition is not 100%.
Kwon Soon-woo, who had been off the court for six months due to shoulder pain,
returned through the US Open but was eliminated in the first round.
Kwon Soon-woo said, “It’s not completely recovered, but the pain has decreased a lot.
I think my performance and condition have improved by about 60-70%.”
‘Captain’ Song Min-gyu said, “We have shown good performances in national competitions,
so if we just keep practicing as we have practiced, good opportunities will definitely come.
If we seize those opportunities well, you never know what will happen.”
Nam Ji-seong, who played very well in the doubles team with Song Min-gyu last year
said, “I think I couldn’t show 100% last year because I was nervous because it was my first time,
but since I tried it once, I will be able to show 120% in better form (this year).” He shouted loudly.
In the Davis Cup Final, the World Round of 16 is divided into four groups and the group stage is held, and in this year’s tournament,
Korea was placed in a group with Serbia, the Czech Republic, and Spain and played in Valencia, Spain.
Korea is familiar with the environment here, having played the group stage in Valencia last year.
Seongchan Hong said, “I think it was easy to adapt this time because I’ve been there once.
I could feel that the experiences I had once were great.”
Coach Kim Young-jun announced that he plans to send ‘ace’ Kwon Soon-woo to the first singles team and Hong Seong-chan to the second singles team,
the doubles team will consist of Song Min-gyu and Nam Ji-seong.
At the same time, he said, “We will only know when the game is over.
We will target the Czech Republic, which is relatively weak (in terms of power),
since Spain is also missing Alcaras, we will look for such variables.”