Hong Seong-chan (Sejong City Hall, 237th) 스포츠토토 finished the 2023 Davis Cup Finals 4 singles with a victory, and the Korean national team advanced to the round of 16 of the finals finals for the 5th and 2nd consecutive year with a reverse sweep.
Hong Seong-chan participated in the final 4 singles match against Belgium at the Olympic Park indoor tennis court in Seoul on the 5th and defeated Berris (ranked 115th in the world) 6-3 7-6 (4).
On the first day, the Korean national team suffered a shock defeat by ace Kwon Soon-woo (Dangjin City Hall, 61st) and suffered two defeats, putting a red light on their advancement to the round of 16. On the second day, the national team did not give up, Nam Ji-seong (Sejong City Hall, 152nd in doubles) and Song Min-gyu (KDB Industrial Bank, 147th in doubles) won the doubles match, Kwon Soon-woo won the ace match, and Hong Seong-chan finished and produced a miraculous come-from-behind victory.
Hong Seong-chan kept his first service game in the first set after a close match of deuce. After that, both players kept the game tight with tight strokes. In the 8th game, Hong Seong-chan seized the opportunity to break with his quick-footed defense and succeeded in breaking due to Berris’ volley error. In the serving for the set that followed, at the end of the deuce, he defended with a backhand slice passing shot and brought the first set.
Entering the 2nd set, Berris overplayed a decisive forehand unforced error, and Hong Sung-chan succeeded in breaking his third game with a love game. However, in the 6th game, Hong Seong-chan gave up a service game with a forehand to Berris due to an unfortunate double fault in the deuce situation. In the end, at the end of the tie-break, Hong Seong-chan caught the match point with a lob and put an end to the match.