Soonwoo Kwon reacts to profitable maiden ATP title at Astana Open

South Korean tennis participant Soonwoo Kwon was “simply actually joyful” to win his maiden ATP title on the Astana Open in Nur-Sultan. Kwon, ranked at No. 82 on this planet, beat world No. 65 James Duckworth 7-6 (6) 6-3 within the Astana Open last.

“I’m actually joyful to win my first ATP 250 title,” Kwon mentioned, per the ATP web site. “I’m simply actually actually joyful to win right now. It was a troublesome match right now in opposition to James. He served rather well and performed very properly and I attempted to focus each single level”.

Kwon’s run to the Astana Open title additionally included wins over Evgeny Donskoy, Dusan Lajovic, Laslo Djere and residential favourite Alexander Bublik. “It was a incredible match and it has been an honour to play right here,” Kwon added.

“Thanks to my crew and my coach for supporting me”.

Kwon got here up large in key moments

Kwon had the primary break level of the match within the ninth sport however Duckworth saved it to take a 5-4 lead. As no breaks have been seen within the first set, the set needed to be resolved in a tie-break.

Kwon took an early 2-0 lead within the tie-break however Duckworth received six of the next seven factors to take a 6-3 lead. Nevertheless, Kwon did not panic as he received the next 5 factors to avoid wasting three consecutive set factors and win a decent opener.

After shedding the primary set, Duckworth broke Kwon within the opening sport of the second set. Sadly for Duckworth, his lead was short-lived as Kwon broke again within the second sport

It did not take lengthy for Kwon to say one other break, having damaged Duckworth within the sixth sport to take a 4-2 lead.

Duckworth was on the verge of shedding his serve for the third time within the second set however he saved a match level on is serve within the eighth sport. Nevertheless, it did not affect the end result of the match as Kwon served out for the match within the ninth sport.

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