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Kwon Soon-woo
Kwon Soon-woo
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Kwon at the 2022 French Open
Country (sports) South Korea
Born (1997-12-02) 2 December 1997 (age 24)
Sangju, South Korea
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro2015
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachDaniel Yoo
Prize moneyUS$ 2,005,665
Singles
Career record50-50 (50.0% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 52 (1 November 2021)
Current rankingNo. 81 (8 August 2022)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (2022)
French Open3R (2021)
Wimbledon2R (2021)
US Open2R (2020)
Doubles
Career record5-11 (31.3% at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 269 (23 May 2022)
Current rankingNo. 288 (8 August 2022)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open3R (2022)
French Open1R (2020, 2022)
Wimbledon1R (2022)
US Open1R (2021)
Team competitions
Davis Cup9-3 (Singles 9-2, Doubles 0-1)
Last updated on: 8 August 2022.
Kwon Soon-woo
Hangul
Revised RomanizationGwon Sunu
McCune-ReischauerKw?n Sunu

Kwon Soon-woo (Korean: ; born 2 December 1997) is a South Korean professional tennis player. He has been ranked as high as world No. 52 ranking by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), which he first achieved in November 2021. He also has a career-high doubles ranking of world No. 269, attained in May 2022. Since turning professional in 2015, Kwon has won five singles titles on the ITF World Tennis Tour and three on the ATP Challenger Tour. He broke into the top 100 of the ATP singles rankings in August 2019 after reaching the quarterfinals at the Los Cabos Open and contested his first ATP Tour final at the Astana Open in September 2021, where he won his maiden title and made his top 60 debut.

Early life

Kwon was born in a small town Sangju and began playing tennis at age 10. He moved to Seoul at age 16 and attended high school there with Lee Duck-hee, another future ATP player. His father Younghun is a talented amateur tennis player and introduced him to tennis. His favorite surface is hard and favorite shots are down-the-line forehand and drop shot. Kwon enjoys singing and watching movies.[1]

Professional career

2018-2019: ATP tour and Grand Slam debut, Top 100 debut

Kwon made his tour-level and Grand Slam debut after winning the 2018 Asia-Pacific Wildcard Playoff for the main draw of the 2018 Australian Open.[2]

He made his top 100 debut on 5 August 2019 at World No. 97 after reaching the quarterfinals as a qualifier at the 2019 Los Cabos Open.

2020-2021: US Open second round and first Major win; French Open third round, Maiden ATP title

Kwon at the 2021 French Open

In February 2020, Kwon reached four consecutive ATP Tour-level quarter-finals in Pune, New York, Delray Beach and Acapulco. As a result, Kwon rose to a career-high ranking of 69 on 2 March 2020. Kwon defeated World No. 24 Du?an Lajovi? in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals in Acapulco, which was his first ATP 500 event. He lost to eventual champion Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals.

At the 2020 US Open Kwon recorded his first win in a Grand Slam defeating wildcard Thai-Son Kwiatkowski.

Kwon reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career at the 2021 French Open where he defeated South African Kevin Anderson and Andreas Seppi before losing to another Italian 9th seed and eventual quarterfinalist Matteo Berrettini.

Despite losing in qualifications at the Eastbourne International, Kwon entered with a second-round bye as a lucky loser after Reilly Opelka withdrew.[3] He made the semifinals before falling to Alex de Minaur. Kwon was competing in his maiden ATP tour semifinal after winning his first quarterfinal in his eighth attempt against Ilya Ivashka.[4]

In Nur-Sultan, Kwon won his first ATP tour level title. There, he defeated qualifier Evgeny Donskoy, 3rd seed Du?an Lajovi?, and 7th seed Laslo ?ere to reach his second ATP semifinal. In the semifinal, he defeated home favourite and second seed Alexander Bublik to advance to his first ATP tour-level final. He defeated James Duckworth in straight sets to win his first ATP title and became the first South Korean to win on the ATP Tour since Lee Hyung-taik at the Sydney International in 2003, and only the second Korean to win a tour-level title in the Open Era.[5] As a result, he reached a new career-high of No. 57 on 27 September 2021.[6]

2022: Australian Open third round in doubles

At the 2022 Australian Open, he won his first match defeating Holger Rune in five sets. He lost in the second round to Denis Shapovalov in a tight five set match with three tiebreaks. At Wimbledon, he lost in the first round to the number 1 seed and eventual champion Novak Djokovic in four sets.

National representation

Kwon has represented South Korea in the Davis Cup.[7] He was first nominated to the team for the 2017 Davis Cup, making his debut against Uzbek tennis player Denis Istomin.

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G S B NMS P NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; (NMS) not a Masters tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W-L) win-loss record.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Singles

Current through the 2022 Wimbledon Championships.

Tournament 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R Q1 1R 1R 2R 0 / 4 1-4
French Open A A Q1 1R 3R 1R 0 / 3 2-3
Wimbledon Q1 A 1R NH 2R 1R 0 / 3 1-3
US Open Q1 A 1R 2R 1R 0 / 3 1-3
Win-loss 0-0 0-1 0-2 1-3 3-4 1-3 0 / 13 5-13
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A NH 1R 1R 0 / 2 0-2
Miami Open A A A NH 1R 1R 0 / 2 0-2
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A NH A Q1 0 / 0 0-0
Madrid Open A A A NH A 1R 0 / 1 0-1
Italian Open A A A Q1 A Q1 0 / 0 0-0
Canadian Open A A 1R NH A Q2 0 / 1 0-1
Cincinnati Masters A A A Q2 Q1 0 / 0 0-0
Shanghai Masters A A A NH 0 / 0 0-0
Paris Masters A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-2 0-3 0 / 6 0-6
National representation
Davis Cup Z1 Z1 Z1 A WG1 0 / 0 9-2
Career statistics
2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Career
Tournaments 1 2 8 7 16 19 53
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 1 0 / 0 1 / 1
Overall win-loss 3-1 0-2 7-7 8-7 19-15 13-18 50-50
Year-end ranking 168 235 88 95 53 50%

Doubles

Current through the 2022 Wimbledon Championships.

Tournament 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R A 3R 0 / 2 2-2
French Open A A 1R A 1R 0 / 2 0-2
Wimbledon A A NH A 1R 0 / 1 0-1
US Open A A A 1R 0 / 1 0-1
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-1 2-3 0 / 6 2-6
National representation
Davis Cup Z1 A A A 0 / 0 0-1
Career statistics
2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Career
Tournaments 1 2 2 1 5 11
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0
Overall win-loss 0-1 2-2 0-2 0-1 3-5 5-11
Year-end ranking 0 280 342 851 31%

ATP career finals

Singles: 1 (1 title)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
ATP Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Tour Masters 1000 (0-0)
ATP Tour 500 Series (0-0)
ATP Tour 250 Series (1-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-0)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (0-0)
Indoor (1-0)
Outcome W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Sep 2021 Astana Open, Kazakhstan 250 Series Hard (i) Australia James Duckworth 7-6(8-6), 6-3

Davis Cup

Legend
Group membership
World Group (0)
Group I (7-3)
Group II (0)
Group III (0)
Group IV (0)
Rubber outcome Rubber Match type (partner if any) Opponent nation Opponent player(s) Score
Decrease1-3; 3-5 February 2017; Gimcheon Sports Town Tennis Courts, Gimcheon, South Korea; Group I Asia/Oceania First round; Hard surface
Defeat IV Singles Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Denis Istomin 6-3, 6-7(5-7), 2-6, 6-7(12-14)
Decrease2-3; 7-9 April 2017; ASB Tennis Arena, Auckland, New Zealand; Group I Asia/Oceania First round play-offs; Hard surface
Victory II Singles New Zealand New Zealand Michael Venus 6-2, 6-2, 7-6(7-1)
Victory IV Singles Jose Statham 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
Increase2-3; 15-17 September 2017; Yang Gu Tennis Park, Yang Gu, South Korea; Group I Asia/Oceania Second round play-offs; Hard surface
Victory II Singles Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Jason Jung 6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6(7-4)
Decrease0-4; 2-3 February 2018; Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad, Pakistan; Group I Asia/Oceania First round; Grass surface
Defeat I Singles Pakistan Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi 3-6, 6-1, 6-7(6-8)
Defeat III Doubles (with Lim Yong-kyu) Aqeel Khan

Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi

6-7(8-10), 4-6
Increase3-1; 14-15 September 2019; Guiyang Olympic Sports Center Tennis Stadium, Guiyang, China; Group I Asia/Oceania; Hard surface
Victory I Singles China China Zhang Zhizhen 7-6(7-4), 6-7(4-7), 7-5
Victory IV Singles Bai Yan 6-4, 6-3
Increase3-1; 17-18 September 2021; The International Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport, USA; World Group I; Grass surface
Victory II Singles New Zealand New Zealand Finn Reynolds 7-6(7-1), 6-3
Victory IV Singles Rubin Statham 6-3, 6-3

Challenger and Futures finals

Singles: 11 (8-3)

Legend (singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (3-3)
ITF Futures Tour (5-0)
Titles by surface
Hard (8-3)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Nov 2015 Cambodia F1, Phnom Penh Futures Hard South Korea Son Ji-hoon 7-5, 6-1
Win 2-0 Dec 2015 Cambodia F2, Phnom Penh Futures Hard Chinese Taipei Huang Liang-chi 6-3, 6-3
Win 3-0 Mar 2016 Japan F2, Nishit?ky? Futures Hard Japan Yuya Kibi 6-3, 6-4
Win 4-0 Jul 2016 Korea F5, Gimcheon Futures Hard South Korea Cho Min-hyeok 6-4, 6-4
Win 5-0 Dec 2016 Thailand F5, Hua Hin Futures Hard Germany Daniel Altmaier 6-2, 6-2
Loss 5-1 Mar 2017 Yokohama, Japan Challenger Hard Japan Y?ichi Sugita 4-6, 6-2, 6-7(2-7)
Loss 5-2 May 2017 Seoul, Korea, Rep. Challenger Hard Italy Thomas Fabbiano 6-1, 4-6, 3-6
Loss 5-3 Sep 2018 Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei Challenger Hard France Gaël Monfils 4-6, 6-2, 1-6
Win 6-3 Mar 2019 Yokohama, Japan Challenger Hard Germany Oscar Otte 7-6, 6-3
Win 7-3 May 2019 Seoul, Korea, Rep. Challenger Hard Australia Max Purcell 7-5, 7-5
Win 8-3 Feb 2021 Biella, Italy Challenger Hard (i) Italy Lorenzo Musetti 6-2, 6-3

Doubles: 6 (2-4)

Legend (doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (0-1)
ITF Futures Tour (2-3)
Titles by surface
Hard (1-3)
Clay (1-0)
Grass (0-1)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Sep 2015 Korea F6, Ansung Futures Clay (i) South Korea Son Ji-hoon South Korea Nam Ji-sung
South Korea Noh Sang-woo
6-7(4-7), 6-3, [13-11]
Loss 1-1 Nov 2015 Cambodia F1, Phnom Penh Futures Hard South Korea Son Ji-hoon Chinese Taipei Lee Kuan-yi
Chinese Taipei Liu Shao-fan
7-6(8-6), 4-6, [11-13]
Win 2-1 Mar 2016 Japan F2, Nishit?ky? Futures Hard South Korea Chung Yun-seong Japan Issei Okamura
Japan Kento Takeuchi
2-6, 6-2, [10-3]
Loss 2-2 Dec 2016 Thailand F5, Hua Hin Futures Hard South Korea Lee Jea-moon France Sadio Doumbia
France Fabien Reboul
3-6, 4-6
Loss 2-3 Jun 2018 Korea F3, Daegu Futures Hard South Korea Lim Yong-kyu South Korea Chung Yun-seong
South Korea Hong Seong-chan
w/o
Loss 2-4 Jun 2019 Surbiton, United Kingdom Challenger Grass India Ramkumar Ramanathan Spain Marcel Granollers
Japan Ben McLachlan
6-4, 3-6, [2-10]

Record against other players

Record against top 10 players

Kwon's record against players who have been ranked in the top 10, with those who are active in boldface. Only ATP Tour main draw and Davis Cup matches are considered:

Record against players ranked No. 11-20

Active players are in boldface.

*As of 8 August 2022

ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors

Singles: 5 (4 titles, 1 runner-up)

Legend
Category GA (0-0)
Category G1 (0-0)
Category G2 (0-0)
Category G3 (1-0)
Category G4 (0-0)
Category G5 (3-1)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Category Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Apr 2013 2013 Gimcheon International Junior Championships, South Korea Category G5 Hard South Korea Chung Yun-seong 4-6, 3-6
Win 1-1 Apr 2014 2014 Gimcheon International Junior Championships, South Korea Category G5 Hard South Korea Shin San-hui 6-3, 6-0
Win 2-1 Sep 2014 China Junior 15 Guangzhou, China Category G3 Hard Australia Daniel Nolan 6-1, 6-2
Win 3-1 Apr 2015 2015 ITF Sunchang International Junior Championships, South Korea Category G5 Hard United States Christopher Yun 5-1 ret.
Win 4-1 Apr 2015 2015 Gimcheon International Junior Championships, South Korea Category G5 Hard South Korea Im Seong-taek 6-1, 6-2

Doubles: 6 (3 titles, 3 runners-up)

Legend
Category GA (0-0)
Category G1 (0-1)
Category G2 (0-1)
Category G3 (0-0)
Category G4 (2-0)
Category G5 (1-1)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Category Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Jun 2012 2012 Gimcheon International Junior Championships, South Korea Category G5 Hard South Korea Kim Young-seok South Korea Hong Seong-chan

South Korea Kang Ku-keon

3-6, 2-6
Win 1-1 Apr 2013 2013 Jeju International Junior Championships, South Korea Category G4 Hard South Korea Oh Chan-yeong South Korea Han Jin-sung

South Korea Hyun Geong-hwan

6-3, 6-2
Win 2-1 Apr 2013 2013 Sunchang International Junior Championships, South Korea Category G5 Hard South Korea Oh Chan-yeong South Korea Lee Min-hyun

South Korea Shin San-hui

6-4, 3-6, [10-1]
Win 3-1 Apr 2014 2014 Jeju International Junior Championships, South Korea Category G4 Hard South Korea Go Hyun-sik South Korea Lim Min-seob

South Korea Shin San-hui

6-4, 7-5
Loss 3-2 Nov 2014 2014 Lee Duk Hee Cup Chuncheon International Junior Tennis Championships, South Korea Category G2 Hard South Korea Oh Chan-yeong Australia Jake Delaney

Japan Akira Santillan

6-3, 3-6, [8-10]
Loss 3-3 Nov 2014 2014 Seogwipo Asia Oceania International Junior Tennis Championships, South Korea Category G1 Hard South Korea Shin San-hui Japan Shohei Chikami

Japan Yosuke Watanuki

3-6, 4-6

References

  1. ^ ATP Staff (26 September 2021). "First-Time Winner Spotlight: Soonwoo Kwon". ATP Tour. ATP Tour, Inc. Retrieved 2022.
  2. ^ "#NextGenATP de Minaur, Kwon Earn Australian Open Wild Cards".
  3. ^ "Kwon Soon-woo reaches semifinals at Eastbourne International".
  4. ^ "Lorenzo Sonego Reaches Second Final of Season at Eastbourne".
  5. ^ "Kwon Captures Maiden ATP Tour Title In Nur-Sultan"."Kwon the first South Korean to win on ATP Tour in 18 years". Reuters. 27 September 2021.
  6. ^ "Kwon Soon-woo rises to 57th in world tennis rankings after first ATP Tour title". 27 September 2021.
  7. ^ "Korea to play Uzbekistan in Davis Cup qualifier". 1 February 2017.

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