Taiwan faces Hong Kong, Coleman Wong in Davis Cup
TAIPEI, Sept. 16 (CNA) Taiwan, led by veteran Jason Zheng, will take on Hong Kong and up-and-coming star Coleman Wong in the top five this weekend in Taipei. A draw in the Davis Cup World Group II tournament.
Wong, who reached the men’s singles semi-finals at the 2022 US Open and finished his junior career ranked 12th in the world, will represent Hong Kong after speaking at the Taipei Tennis Center on Friday about how much he’s improved over the past year. He said he was excited. in the Davis Cup.
Asked about his preparations, Wong said he has been training at the Rafa Nadal Academy in Spain since September 2021 and is exposed to different training methods than he is used to in Hong Kong.
Wong, who is currently ranked 1,032nd in the world, said during his training process that he had played in more European tournaments, as opposed to his past where he mostly played in Asian tournaments.
“For me it was very different, but I feel much improved and I am very excited to represent Hong Kong in the Davis Cup this week.
Media attention has turned to the 18-year-old, who represents a new hope for Hong Kong, who has not had much success in the sport, but his singles record is just 4-9, so expectations are high. may need to be moderated. Matches on the ITF Futures Tour so far this year.
Based on draws determined at Friday’s press event, he will face world number 431, 33-year-old Chung, in Saturday’s opening singles, followed by Taiwan’s Wu Tonglin. He will face Hong Kong’s Wang Kang Jie.
Taiwanese youngsters Lei Ho and Xu Yuxu will take on Hong Kong’s Coleman Wong and Wong Chun-Hung in doubles on Sunday, while Wu will take on Coleman Wong and Jung Wong in singles. Hong Kit if needed.
All weekend matches will be best of 3 sets. The winner will qualify for the World Group I Playoffs early next year to secure promotion to World Group I, while the loser will qualify for the World Group II Playoffs.
Founded 122 years ago, the Davis Cup is the sport’s largest annual team competition with 143 teams participating this year.
After several format changes, it now uses a streamlined format with shorter matches and fewer draws to ease the strain on top players.
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