Kwon Soon-woo, Eliminated in the Second Round of Singles

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    [Asian Games] Kwon Soon-woo, Eliminated in the Second Round of Singles, Slams his Racket and Refuses to Shake Hands




    Tennis Association "Kwon Soon-woo visits the Thai training center and apologizes to his opponent... resolve it well."


    Korean tennis star Kwon Soon-woo (Dangjin City Hall) was embroiled in a 'personality controversy' after slamming his racket and refusing to shake hands with his opponent when he was eliminated from the men's singles at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. 온라인카지노사이트


    On the 26th, a video of Kwon Soon-woo venting his anger with a racket after losing a game is spreading on YouTube and social media.


    In this video, which seems to have been filmed from the stands, Kwon Soon-woo slams his racket six times.


    The racket was shattered to the point where it was unrecognizable.


    This is a scene immediately after the end of the men's singles second round between Kwon Soon-woo and Kasidit Samrej (Thailand) held on the 25th.


    Kwon Soon-woo, ranked 112th in the singles world rankings, was eliminated after losing 1-2 (3-6 7-5 4-6) to Samrez (636th), who was 500 places lower than him.


    Kwon Soon-woo, who is trying to win the gold medal in this tournament, appears to have been unable to relieve his anger when he was eliminated early from the singles match.


    A tennis player who loses a match venting his anger with his racket is a scene that can be seen quite often even in professional competitions.


    However, there is criticism that Kwon Soon-woo's refusal to shake Samrez's handshake was an action that crossed the 'line'.


    Even though Kwon Soon-woo waited for Kasidit Samrez to approach and shake his hand, he did not show any reaction and just straightened up his luggage.


    Samrez eventually turned around shyly and greeted the audience.


    It is tennis etiquette for both players to shake hands and greet each other after a match.


    Overseas fans are also casting a critical eye on Kwon Soon-woo.


    The South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported that one netizen said, “A player must love the racket just as a pianist loves his fingers, a photographer loves his eyes, and a soldier loves his gun.


    It is natural for a person like this (Kwon Soon-woo) to lose.


    “A person like this who ignores tennis should be banned for life,” he wrote.


    The Korea Tennis Association said, "Kwon Soon-woo went to the Thai team's training center this morning (the 26th) and apologized to his opponent and told him to play well.


    The opponent also said it was okay and they worked it out well."


    Kwon Soon-woo, who has not yet resolved his military service, continues his challenge for the gold medal in men's doubles, paired with Hong Seong-chan (Sejong City Hall).