Denis Shapovalov will be looking to advance to the third round of the Australian Open for the second consecutive year as he faces World No.54 Kwon Soon-woo in the second round.
Denis Shapovalov vs Kwon Soon-woo : Match Details
- Tournament: Australian Open 2022
- Match: Denis Shapovalov vs Kwon Soon-woo
- Round: Second Round
- Date: 19 January 2022
- Venue: Melbourne, Australia
- Surface: Hardcourt
- Prize Money: $1,40,000
Denis Shapovalov vs Kwon Soon-woo: Preview
Denis Shapovalov defeated Laslo Djere of Serbia 7(7)-6(3), 6-4, 3-6, 7(7)-6(3), in the first round of the Australian Open 2022. The Serbian was serving for the set at 5-4, but Shapovalov saved two set points to force a tie-breaker and capitalized on his first set point to win the set.
In the second set. Shapovalov managed to break Djere’s serve and managed to win his service games to win the set 6-4. The third set was a repeat of the second set, albeit this time it was the Serb who managed to break his opponent’s serve and he won the set 6-3. In the fourth set, Shapovalov managed to convert his second match point to win the match and progress to the next round.
Kwon Soon-woo won his opening match 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 against World No.99 Holger Rune. This is the first time that the South Korean has managed to make it to the second round at the Australian Open after facing defeats in his previous three attempts.
Denis Shapovalov vs Kwon Soon-woo: Head-to-Head
This will be the second meeting of the duo. Their head-to-head stands at 1-0 in favour of the Canadian. Shapovalov won that match in 4 sets, which was at the US Open second round in 2020.
Denis Shapovalov vs Kwon Soon-woo: Prediction
Both the players will be coming into this match on the back of grueling 3-hour opening round wins.
Kwon needs to improve his second serve to have any kind of chance to win against the Canadian. Shapovalov is well known for his big serve, but is also susceptible to errors because of his risky shot-making and will be looking to reduce them to avoid an upset
Prediction: Shapovalov to win in three sets.
Denis Shapovalov vs Kwon Soon-woo: Broadcast and Live Stream Details
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