Seongchan Hong, US Challenger Semifinals. On the verge of reaching the top 200

Hong Seong-chan (#235 in the world), the 8th seed in the tournament, met Toby Alex Cordat (USA, #771 in the world), a qualifier, in the quarterfinals of the Rom Challenger (Challenger 75) held at Berry College, Georgia, USA on the morning of the 25th, and finished with a time of 1 hour 58. They came from behind to win 4-6 6-3 6-4 in minutes. 

Hong Seong-chan advanced to the semifinals of the Challenger for the second time in the season following the Nonthaburi Challenger in January. Hong Sung-chan secured 30 ranking points by entering the semifinals at this tournament, and his live ranking is expected to reach world No. 214, breaking his career-high ranking. 먹튀검증

In the 4th game of the 3rd set, Hong Sung-chan showed dissatisfaction with the line call and was shaken for a while, but soon regained his composure and both players kept their game well until the score was 4-4. In the 9th game, Cordat collapsed by Hong Seong-chan’s relentless defense. After making two mistakes in the stroke rally and making two mistakes in the net play, Hong Seong-chan succeeded in breaking with a love game.

Hong Sung-chan overwhelms his opponent with a 66% first serve success rate and 75% first serve score that day.

Hong Sung-chan faces Alex Mitchelson (ranked 466th in the world), who received a wild card for the home court in the semifinals. Mitchelson is an 18-year-old junior rising star and won the ITF Edmonds (M15K) in January this year. This is the first time the two players have faced each other.

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