Davis Cup: Coleman Wong rues missed chances as ‘unlucky’ Hong Kong fall 3-2 to Latvia
Visitors win world group II tie at Victoria Park with Robert Strombachs holding off a determined Coleman Wong on Sunday afternoonLatvian No 1 and partner Mikelis Libietis earlier beat Coleman Wong and Jack Wong in doubles clash to take 2-1 lead and swing momentum their wayDavis CupNicolas AtkinPublished: 1:53pm, 17 Sep, 2023Why you can trust SCMP
Rising tennis star Coleman Wong Chak-lam rued “unlucky” Hong Kong’s missed chances as the hosts lost their world group II Davis Cup tie 3-2 to Latvia at Victoria Park Tennis Stadium on Sunday.
With the tie poised at 1-1 after Saturday’s two singles matches, Robert Strombachs and Mikelis Libietis edged the 19-year-old and Jack Wong Hong-kit in a tight three-set doubles battle, winning 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 after two hours and 15 minutes.
Latvian No 1 Strombachs then returned to beat a battling Coleman Wong 6-4, 7-6 in a crucial fourth rubber to end Hong Kong’s hopes in their first home tie since 2019, and send hundreds of fans streaming out of the stadium into Victoria Park.
“There’s a lot of positives to take because I feel like we tried our best, and the whole team gave everything,” Coleman Wong said. “At the end of the day we were just a bit unlucky.
“It was a very close match, especially in the doubles [when] we had a lot of chances, and also in the singles. It was not easy to swallow, but we will move on and hopefully in [this month’s] Asian Games we will get some great results.”