Kwon faces Eubanks in first round of US Open

Soon-woo Kwon faces World No. 30 Eubanks in first round of US Open tennis

Kwon Soon-woo (104th, Dangjin City Hall) will take on Christopher Eubanks (30th, USA) in the first round of the men’s singles at the US Open Tennis Tournament ($65 million – approx. KRW 857 billion), the last major tournament of the season.

According to the men’s singles draw for this year’s US Open tennis tournament, which was finalized on Friday, Kwon will meet Eubanks in the first round and, if he wins, will play the winner of the second round match between Quentin Alice (ranked 69th) and Vincent Bongi (ranked 101st – France) for a spot in the round of 32.

Kwon hasn’t played since reaching the round of 16 at the Qatar Exxon Mobile Open on the ATP Tour in February this year due to a shoulder injury.

He is set to return to action in a major tournament for the first time in nearly six months and holds a 1-1 head-to-head record against his first round opponent, Eubanks.

Soon-woo won 2-1 (7-6<8-6> 1-6 6-4) at the Exxon Mobile Open in Qatar last year, and Eubanks won 3-2 (6-3 6-7<1-7> 6-3 4-6 6-4) in the first round of the Australian Open this year.

When they met at the Australian Open in January, Kwon was ranked 52nd in the world and Eubanks 116th, but now the tables have turned and Eubanks is ranked 30th and Kwon is 104th.

Eubanks is 201 centimeters tall and has a strong serve. He won the first round of the Australian Open against Soon-woo Kwon with 42 service aces.

Soon-woo Kwon’s best results at the US Open were reaching the second round in 2020 and 2022, and her best major result was reaching the third round of the French Open in 2021.

Meanwhile, Carlos Alcaraz (No. 1-Spain), looking for his second straight title, will meet Dominik Koepfer (No. 78-Germany) in the first round. Novak Djokovic (No. 2-Serbia), who will look to defend his US Open crown for the first time in five years after 2018, will face Alexandre Muller (No. 85-France) in the first round.

The projected quarterfinals for the men’s singles, according to the rankings, are Alcaraz-Janik Sinnere (No. 6-Italy), Dzhokhar Medvedev (No. 3)-Andrey Rublev (No. 8-Russia), Holger Lune (No. 4-Denmark)-Kasper Lund (No. 5-Norway), and Djokovic-Stefanos Tsitsipas (No. 7-Greece).

In the women’s singles, Iga Cibionte (1st-Poland)-Koko Goff (6th-USA), Elena Rybakina (4th-Kazakhstan)-Maria Sakkari (8th-Greece), Jessica Pegula (3rd-USA)-Caroline Garcia (7th-France), and Arina Savalenka (2nd-Belarus)-Ons Jaber (5th-Tunisia) are the favorites to make the quarterfinals.

Caroline Bozniacki (No. 627-Denmark), returning to active play after a three-year retirement, will meet a qualifier in the first round. Fans will also be interested in the first round matchup between Venus Williams (407th-ranked USA) and Paula Badosa (46th-ranked Spain), 먹튀검증토토사이트 a senior born in 1980.

The main draw of this year’s US Open tennis tournament will begin on August 28 at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City for two weeks.

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