[Asian Games] Hong Sung-chan Wins Bronze Medal in Tennis Men’s Singles, Losing to Japanese Player
Women’s doubles Baek Da-yeon and Jeong Bo-young also win bronze medals, missing match point in semifinals
Sungchan Hong (198th place, Sejong City Hall) won a bronze medal in men’s singles tennis at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.
As Sungchan Hong lost 0-2 (2-6 1-6) to Yosuke Watanuki (77th, Japan) in the men’s singles semifinals held at the Olympic Sports Center in Hangzhou, China on the 28th. 토토사이트
With this, Seongchan Hong receives a bronze medal.
In the Asian Games tennis, bronze medals are awarded to all semifinal losers without a match for third place.
As Hong Seong-chan failed to advance to the finals, Korean men’s tennis failed to win the men’s singles gold medal at the Asian Games for the first time in 25 years since Yoon Yong-il at the 1998 Bangkok Games.
In the women’s doubles semifinals, Baek Da-yeon and Jeong Bo-young (NH Nonghyup Bank)
narrowly lost 1-2 (2-6 6-4 9-11) to Li Yaxuan and Liang Enshuo in the final and had to be satisfied with the bronze medal.
The pair of Baek Da-yeon and Jeong Bo-young led 9-7 in the third set with a 10-point tiebreak,
but were unable to secure a match point and eventually lost.
The pair of Baek Da-yeon and Jeong Bo-young met the championship candidates Wang Xin-yu and Yang Jiao-xuan in the round of 16 of this tournament,
but Yang Jiao-xuan was fortunate enough to be forfeited due to an ankle injury and advanced to the quarterfinals.
In the quarterfinals, they defeated the Indonesian group and confirmed their place.
It has been 13 years since the Kim So-jung and Lee Jin-ah pair (bronze medal)
at the 2010 Guangzhou Games that a Korean pair won a medal in women’s doubles at the Asian Games.
The last time a Korean athlete reached the finals in this event was in the 2002 Busan Games,
when Kim Mi-ok and Choi Young-ja won.
Korea will attempt to advance to the finals in men’s doubles and mixed doubles.
After completing his singles challenge that day,
Hong Seong-chan said, “I don’t think I’ll be behind other players in doubles.
I’ll win the gold medal by showing as much as I can of what we’ve prepared.”