21 Facts About Kwon Soon-woo


Kwon Soon-woo is a South Korean professional tennis player.

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Kwon Soon-woo has been ranked as high as world No 52 ranking by the Association of Tennis Professionals, which he first achieved in November 2021.

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Kwon Soon-woo has a career-high doubles ranking of world No 227, attained in October 2022.

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Since turning professional in 2015, Kwon has won five singles titles on the ITF World Tennis Tour and three on the ATP Challenger Tour.

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Kwon Soon-woo 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.

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Kwon Soon-woo was born in a small town Sangju and began playing tennis at age 10.

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Kwon Soon-woo moved to Seoul at age 16 and attended high school there with Lee Duck-hee, another future ATP player.

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Kwon Soon-woo's father Younghun is a talented amateur tennis player and introduced him to tennis.

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Kwon Soon-woo 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.

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Kwon Soon-woo 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.

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In February 2020, Kwon Soon-woo reached four consecutive ATP Tour-level quarter-finals in Pune, New York, Delray Beach and Acapulco.

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Kwon Soon-woo defeated World No 24 Dusan Lajovic in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals in Acapulco, which was his first ATP 500 event.

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Kwon Soon-woo lost to eventual champion Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals.

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

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Kwon Soon-woo 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.

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Kwon Soon-woo made the semifinals before falling to Alex de Minaur.

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Kwon Soon-woo was competing in his maiden ATP tour semifinal after winning his first quarterfinal in his eighth attempt against Ilya Ivashka.

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Kwon Soon-woo defeated James Duckworth in straight sets to win his first ATP title and became the first South Korean to win on the ATP Tour and only the second Korean to win a tour-level title in the Open Era since 2003 Sydney champion Hyung-Taik Lee.

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Kwon Soon-woo lost in the second round to Denis Shapovalov in a tight five set match with three tiebreaks.

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Kwon Soon-woo defeated Pedro Martinez to reach his first ATP 500 tour-level semifinal.

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Kwon Soon-woo was first nominated to the team for the 2017 Davis Cup, making his debut against Uzbek tennis player Denis Istomin.

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