Soon-Woo Kwon, defeated by Pokina… Qatar Exxon Mobil Open 2nd round eliminated

Kwon Soon-woo (Dangjin City Hall, 68th) failed to advance to the quarterfinals of the Qatar Exxon Mobil Open (ATP 250). 

Kwon Soon-woo was defeated 3-6 2-6 by Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (Spain, 31st place) in the second round of the tournament held in Doha, Qatar on the 23rd (Korean time). 

Kwon Soon-woo recorded 14 winners and 13 errors that day, which was better than Pockina, who recorded 14 winners and 15 errors, but showed a big difference in risk management ability. Pokina succeeded in 3 out of 5 break chances, but Kwon Soon-woo could not save all 6 break chances. In addition, Kwon Soon-woo showed a 52% 스포츠토토first serve probability and showed disappointment in the serve success rate. 

At the beginning of the first set, Kwon Soon-woo won the backhand rally first and seized the opportunity to break. However, Kwon Soon-woo, who unfortunately missed at the end of the deuce, immediately faced a double break crisis and gave up his 4th game. Afterwards, Kwon Soon-woo dragged him to deuce in the return game, but the last shot was disappointing. In Pokina’s serving for the set, Kwon Soon-woo took a break with a strong forehand winner, but this time, he gave up the first set, showing regret for the deciding ball.

Kwon Soon-woo recorded a low first serve probability in the second set, and allowed a break with an unfortunate net play and forehand error. Kwon Soon-woo continued to create break chances in the return game, but Pokina’s powerful serve made it impossible to finish. In the end, Kwon Soon-woo, who allowed one more break, was defeated. 

Pokina, who advanced to the quarterfinals after catching Kwon Soon-woo, will later face Felix Ozer-Aliasim (Canada, ninth place).

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