[Asian Games] Kwon Soon-woo and Hong Seong-chan Advance to the Semifinals of Tennis Men’s Doubles… Bronze Medal Secured
The pair of Kwon Soon-woo (Dangjin City Hall) and Hong Seong-chan (Sejong City Hall) reached the semifinals of the tennis men’s doubles at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.
The pair of Kwon Soon-woo and Hong Seong-chan defeated Shinji Hazawa and Kaito Uesugi (Japan) 2-0 (6-2 6-4) in the men’s doubles quarterfinals of tennis at the Hangzhou Asian Games held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China on the 27th. Defeated.
In Asian Games tennis, there is no separate 3rd and 4th place match after the semifinals,
so the pair of Kwon Soon-woo and Hong Seong-chan secured the bronze medal. 카지노사이트탑
The pair of Kwon Soon-woo and Hong Seong-chan will face either Zhang Zizhen-Wu Yibing (China) or Saketh Mineni-Ramkumar Ramanathan (India) in the semifinals.
After Kwon Soon-woo was eliminated in the second round of singles two days ago,
he did not hide his strong emotions, such as throwing his racket on the court,
refused to shake hands with his opponent, causing a ‘controversy over bad manners’.
Afterwards, Kwon Soon-woo visited the opposing player and apologized,
also wrote a handwritten apology letter.
The Korean team said, “We will take appropriate action after a comprehensive review after the tournament.”
Meanwhile, Hong Seong-chan defeated Wong Chak Lam (Hong Kong) 2-1 (4-6 6-4 6-3) in the singles quarterfinals held earlier in the day,
advanced to the semifinals, and secured two bronze medals in this tournament.
Hong Seong-chan’s opponent in the semifinals is Yosuke Watanuki (Japan).
Watanuki’s singles world ranking is 77th, and Hong Seong-chan is 198th.
The head-to-head record between Hong Seong-chan and Watanuki is 1 win and 1 loss.
They met in the Wimbledon preliminaries this year, and Watanuki won 2-0 (7-6<7-4> 7-6<9-7>).
At the previous tournament, the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Deok-hee Lee won a bronze medal in men’s singles.
The most recent Korean men’s singles gold medalist at the Asian Games is Yoon Yong-il at the 1998 Bangkok Games.