As the Korean men’s tennis team lost one after another to Belgium national team players in the Davis Cup singles, red flags were turned on to advance to the round of 16 for the second year in a row, and coach Park Seung-gyu foretold a rebound in the remaining games.
Kwon Soon-woo (61st, Dangjin City Hall) lost 1-2 (6-1 4-6 6-7) to Jiju Berris (115th) in the first singles match held at the Olympic Park indoor tennis court in Songpa-gu, Seoul on the morning of the 4th. .
In the second singles match held shortly thereafter, Hong Seong-chan (237th, Sejong City Hall) was completely defeated by David Gopin (41st) 0-2 (4-6 2-6).
In the Davis Cup, where 3 out of 5 matches (4 singles, 1 doubles) are won, Korea expected at least 1 win and 1 loss, but Kwon Soon-woo collapsed in the first game, and the plan was twisted. Here, Hong Seong-chan faced a difficult phase as he could not make a reversal.
In the doubles match to be held on the 5th, if Song Min-gyu (doubles 147th, KDB Industrial Bank)-Nam Ji-seong (doubles 152nd, Sejong City Hall) group fails to defeat Yoran Bligen 메이저사이트 (53rd)-Sander Gillet (55th) Instead of advancing to the final round of 16, they go down to World Group Qualifier 1.
Head coach Park Seung-gyu, who held a press conference after finishing the two singles matches on the first day, said, “The players did their best, but it seems that the opponent’s condition was better than ours.”
Director Park said, “There is a side that the atmosphere is down as Kwon Soon-woo unfortunately lost in the first singles. Although Hong Seong-chan lost, I think he showed his skills as much as possible.” I made up my mind.
He continued, “The Belgian doubles team has been working together for a long time, but Song Min-gyu and Nam Ji-sung are also good.”
Hong Seong-chan, who had a 2-0 lead in the first set against Belgian ace Gopin, said, “In the beginning, I thought I could do with Gopin, but the more I did, the more I felt that I was falling behind in terms of experience.” Not being able to score in one situation was the factor of defeat.”
He added, “It’s been a while since I played in front of a large home crowd, and it’s unfortunate that I couldn’t live up to expectations. But it’s not over yet, so please support me a lot.”