World Junior Tennis



Japan [4] 1-2 Korea [3]




  Yusuke Takahashi  16,46 SeongChan Hong  

  Jumpei Yamasaki  16、 75 、64  KuKeon kang




  Yusuke Takahashi and Jumpei Yamasaki 36,76(7)、46 
  SeongChan Hong and KuKeon Kang

Yusuke and Jumpei は巧みなネットプレーで第2セットをタイブレー





Today's final was unchartered territory for Korea who previous best finish at World Junior Tennis was seventh. The opening rubber saw SeongChan Hong (KOR) and Yusuke Takahashi (JPN) face off in front of a sizeable crowd on centre court. It was Hong who handled the occasion better, romping away with the first 61. Takahashi began to get used to the occasion and the second set was an altogether tighter affair, the momentum swinging between both players before Hong clichéd the set 64 and Korea were 1-0 ahead.

The crowd on centre court grew in anticipation of the second singles which saw Jumpei Yamasaki (JPN) face KuKeon kang (KOR). Kang came into match having not lost a match all week and it showed as he proved far too strong for Yamasaki in the first set, winning it 61. It was a similar story in the second set with Kang looking assured and using his forehand to dictate each point. The Korean raced into a 5-2 lead before Yamasaki finally began to find a foothold in the match. Yamasaki began to loosen up and play his shots and the gamble paid off, 5-2 soon became 5-5. The Japanese number one kept his head and began to take control of the match. He looked the stronger payer throughout the second set and took the match 16 75 64 in 2 hours and 23 minutes.

The outcome of the tie all came down to the deciding doubles with both teams needing victory to win their first ever World Junior Tennis finals title. The Koreans pairing SeongChan Hong and KuKeon Kang got off to a good start. After taking the first set 63 they raced ahead in the second however the Japanese pairing of Yusuke Takahashi and Jumpei Yamasaki were not fazed. They showed deft touch around the net to fight back and win the second on the tie break. The finall set was a nervy affair with both teams realising how close they were to victory. In the end it was the Korean who kept their composure and completed a 63 67(7) 64 victory.
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