Soon-woo Kwon (Dangjin City Hall) and Sung-chan Hong (Sejong City Hall) fell short to an Indian pair to win the bronze medal in the men’s tennis doubles at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games. The pair fell 1-2 (1-6 7-6<8-6> 0-10) to India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan and Saketh Mineni in the men’s doubles semifinals on Sunday at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center in Hangzhou, China .Kwon Soon-woo and Hong Sung-chan failed to advance to the final and took home the bronze medal. There is no third place match at the Asian Games in tennis .Korean tennis sensation Kwon Soon-woo ended the tournament without achieving her goal of winning a gold medal .Soon-woo Kwon was knocked out of the singles competition in the second round.Hong Sung-chan, who also won a bronze medal in singles, took home a total of two bronze medals at the tournament .Ramanitan and Minnie, who lost to Kwon-Soonwoo, specialize in doubles. Ramanitan won two doubles titles on the men’s ATP Tour in 2022, while Mineni is the fifth-highest ranked Asian player in doubles at No. 84.Kwon Soon-woo and Hong Seong-chan were unable to cope with the volleys of Ramanitan-Mineni and dropped the first set. They leveled the match with a stroke-for-stroke victory in the second set, but dropped 10 consecutive points in the tiebreak to lose the third set. The Koreans lost all of their matches on the day and ended the tournament with three bronze medals They won one bronze each in men’s doubles, men’s singles, and women’s doubles .In the men’s singles, Hong Seong-chan (198th) lost 0-2 (2-6 1-6) to Yosuke Watanuki (77th-Japan) in the semifinals .In the women’s doubles semifinals, Baek Da-yeon and Jeong Jung-young (NH Bank) had to settle for bronze after falling 1-2 (2-6 6-4 9-11) to Li Yashian and Liang Unxiu in the final .The pair led 9-7 in the third set of the 10-point tiebreaker, but were unable to save their match point and eventually fell short .The pair met favorites Wang Xinyu and Yang Zhaoxuan in the round of 16 of the tournament, where they were fortunate to reach the quarterfinals after Yang Zhaoxuan was forced to withdraw due to an ankle injury. In the quarterfinals, they defeated the Indonesian pair .This is the first time in 13 years that a Korean pair has won a medal in the women’s doubles at an Asian Games since Kim So-jung and Kim Jin-ah (bronze) at Guangzhou 2010.The last time a Korean pair reached the final in this event was in Busan in 2002 when Kim Mi-ok and Choi Young-ja won.In the mixed doubles quarterfinals, Han Na-rae (Bucheon City Hall)-Jung Yun-sung (Uijeongbu City Hall) fell 1-2 토토사이트 (5-7 7-5 4-10) to Chinese Taipei’s Liang En-hsiu-Huang Chung-hao.

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