Kwon Soon-woo (121st, Dangjin City Hall) was eliminated in the second round of the men’s professional tennis (ATP) tour Eugene Investment & Securities Korea Open (total prize money of $1,237,570).
Kwon Soon-woo lost to Jensen Brooksby (46th, USA) of 8th seed 0-2 (3-6 4-6) in the fourth day singles round of 16 at the Olympic Park tennis court in Songpa-gu, Seoul on the 29th.
As a result, Kwon Soon-woo failed to pass the second round of the singles finals in 27 consecutive ATP tournaments from being eliminated in the first round of the Paribas Open in October last year to this tournament.
It means losing in the first or second rounds in the preliminary rounds or the finals.
The most recent example of Kwon Soon-woo’s advance to the third round of the ATP tournament was winning the ATP Tour Astana Open in September last year, a year ago.
Kwon Soon-woo is expected to earn 20 ranking points by advancing to the second round of this tournament and rank around 116th in the world rankings next week.
On this day, Kwon Soon-woo gave up his first sub game in the 2nd set and was taken to make a 3-3 tie, but his sub game that followed immediately was broken again.
Brooksby, who defeated Kwon Soon-woo, will meet the 2nd seed Cameron Nori (8th place, England) in the quarterfinals.
Kwon Soon-woo, who also participated in the doubles as a group with Jeong-hyeon in this tournament, will play the doubles quarterfinals on the 30th.
Their opponents in the doubles quarterfinals are Andre Jeransson (Sweden) and Ben McLachlan (Japan).
In the doubles ranking, Yeranson is 72nd, McLachlan is 83rd, and Kwon Soonwoo is 288th.
Jung Hyeon has not been ranked for the past two years.
After completing the doubles schedule, Kwon Soon-woo will move to Japan and participate in the ATP Tour Japan Open (total prize money of $1953,285), which will start on October 3.