Kwon Soon-woo achieved a 2-1 (3-6 6-4 6-4) come-from-behind victory against ‘2nd seed’ Carreño Busta in the round of 16 singles match held in Adelaide, Australia on the 11th (Korean time).
Carreño Busta is a strong player who has reached the 15th place in the world rankings, and has recorded two US Open singles semifinals (2017/2020) and two French Open singles quarterfinals (2017/2020). He has topped the ATP Tour singles a total of seven times, and in September 2017, he reached the top 10 in the world rankings. 메이저사이트
With this, Kwon Soon-woo sacrificed the ‘big fish’ Carreño Busta and won the first finals of the new year, riding the upward trend. Earlier, in the first round of this tournament, he overpowered Tomas Machachi (115th, Czech Republic) and advanced to the round of 16.
In addition, Kwon Soon-woo tasted victory against a player within the top 20 on the tour for the first time in his life. Previously, Lucas Puyu (France) in 2019 and Doosan Rayovic (Serbia) in 2020, who were ranked 24th in the world ranking side by side, were the highest ranking players defeated by Kwon Soon-woo.
Kwon Soon-woo, now in the quarterfinals, will face Michael Emer (77th, Sweden). Kwon Soon-woo remembers losing to Emer 0-2 (3-6 2-6) in the round of 16 of the first Adelaide International last year.