The South Korean men’s tennis team suffered its second straight defeat in the group stage of the Davis Cup Finals.소닉카지노
The South Korean men’s tennis team fell to the Czech Republic 0-3 in the second match of Group C of the 2023 Davis Cup Finals in Valencia, Spain, on Thursday (Nov. 14).
South Korea lost its first match of the tournament, 0-3, to Serbia on Dec. 12. With the loss to the Czech Republic, South Korea dropped to the bottom of the group with their second straight loss.
If Serbia wins the match between Serbia (1 win) and Spain (1 loss) on Friday, South Korea will finish second in the group and fail to advance to the quarterfinals. If Spain defeats Serbia, South Korea will have a chance to reach the quarterfinals.
If South Korea beats Spain outright in the third game and the Czech Republic holds off Serbia, South Korea will be tied with Spain and Serbia with two wins and two losses.
South Korea last faced Belgium in February for a spot in the Finals, where they pulled off a thrilling 3-2 upset to advance to the Round of 16.
Hong Sung-chan in action during a group match at the Davis Cup Finals 2023.
Drawn into Group C of the Finals, South Korea was paired with powerhouses Serbia, Spain and the Czech Republic. Korea’s men’s tennis stars Kwon Sun-woo (Dangjin City Hall) and Hong Seong-chan (Sejong City Hall) stepped up to the plate but were unable to overcome the Serbian and Czech barriers.
Playing in the No. 1 singles, Hong went down 1-2 (6-7<8-10> 6-4 2-6) to Czech Republic’s Tomáš Maháč. Kwon Soon-woo, playing in the ‘ace match’ of second singles, lost 0-2 (1-6 5-7) to world No. 30 Irzi Rehetska.
In the final doubles match, Nam Ji-sung (Sejong City Hall) and Song Min-gyu (KDB) took to the court. They fell 1-2 (6-3 6-7<5-7> 4-6) to the pair of Adam Pavlasek-Yakup Menshik.