Kwon Soon-woo (Dangjin City Hall, World Ranking 61st), a sign of Korean men’s tennis, will face David Gopin (World Ranking 41st) of Belgium in the Davis Cup, a national men’s tennis competition.
Kwon Soon-woo participated in the match draw between Korea and Belgium for the 2023 David Ibis Cup 2023 Davis Cup finals (4 singles, 1 doubles) held at the indoor tennis court in Olympic Park, Seoul on the 3rd.
As a result of the lottery held on this day, Kwon Soon-woo will face Jiju Berris (ranked 115th in the world) in the singles event on the 4th. On the 5th, he faces off against Gopin in the 3 singles match.
In the first singles, Kwon Soon-woo is highly likely to beat Berris in terms of objective power. Kwon Soon-woo, who won the 2nd round of the Men’s Professional Tennis 먹튀검증 (ATP) Tour Adelaide International last month, is on a good rise this year.
Gaining confidence by winning the tournament, he prepared for the Davis Cup after returning to Korea. Regarding the match result, Kwon Soon-woo said, “I didn’t pay much attention to either the 1st or 2nd singles. I feel like I went well in the 1st singles, and I shouldn’t be vigilant, but I plan to do my best in the match.”
Regarding the burden of going to singles, he said, “Of course, there is pressure, but I want to show my skills to domestic fans as much as I do in Korea.”
The ‘ace match’ with Gopin is expected to be the watershed of this Davis Cup. Kwon Soon-woo said, “I have never played with Gopin, but we trained a lot together and we watched and followed his play a lot because our styles were similar.”
Gopin confided that the early start of the game bothered him. He said, “I don’t care about the first or second game, but the game itself starts early, so I prefer a slightly later game. All games are important, but the singles is important. I’ll think about it more after the first game.”
On the 4th, the first day of the competition, the 1st and 2nd singles will be held sequentially from 11:00 am. On the 5th, from 11:00 am, doubles will be held first, followed by 3rd and 4th singles.
Kwon Soon-woo competes in 1st and 3rd singles. Gopin will face Hong Seong-chan (Sejong City Hall, world number 237) in the second singles. And in the third singles, he faces Kwon Soon-woo.