Sebastian Korda is an American professional tennis player. Korda's career-high ATP singles ranking of world No. 38 was achieved on October 18, 2021. He has won one ATP singles tournament, the 2021 Emilia-Romagna Open. He also won the junior title at the 2018 Australian Open, 20 years after his father Petr Korda won the senior Australian Open title.
Sebastian Korda is the son of Czech tennis player Petr Korda and former top 30 player Regina Rajchrtová, with his father having been an Australian Open champion and French Open finalist in both singles and doubles. Sebastian's sisters - Nelly and Jessica - are professional golfers. Nelly Korda is the world's number one golfer and recently won the Tokyo Olympics. The girlfriend of our hero, Ivana Nedved, is the daughter of the Czech football legend Pavel Nedved. How can you not become a successful athlete in such an environment?
2018: ATP Debut
Korda made his ATP main draw debut at the New York Open. As a wild card entry, he lost in the first round to Frances Tiafoe in three sets.
2020: Masters 1000 and Grand Slam debut at US Open, French Open fourth round
Korda made his Masters 1000 debut as a qualifier at the warm-up Western & Southern Open tournament prior to the US Open. Korda made his Grand Slam debut as a wildcard at the US Open where he was defeated by Denis Shapovalov.
As a qualifier, Korda reached the fourth round at the French Open after beating Andreas Seppi, 21st seed John Isner and fellow qualifier Pedro Martínez. He lost to defending (and eventual) champion Rafael Nadal in straight sets.
2021: Masters quarterfinal, first ATP title & top 40 debut, Wimbledon fourth round
Korda reached his first ATP final at the Delray Beach Open defeating Cameron Norrie. He lost to Hubert Hurkacz in straight sets.
Korda made another breakthrough run at the Miami Masters, where he reached his first Masters 1000 quarterfinal. He beat 10th seed Fabio Fognini in three sets, 17th seed Aslan Karatsev in straight sets and scored his first top 10 win against Diego Schwartzman in three sets. He lost to 4th seed Andrey Rublev in the quarterfinals. He also reached a then career-high ranking of ATP world No. 62 on April 12, 2021.
In May, Korda lifted his first career ATP Tour singles title at the Emilia-Romagna Open, an ATP 250 tournament first played in 2021 due to the one-week delay of the 2021 French Open. He beat Marco Cecchinato in the final and did not drop a set throughout the tournament. He also became the first American male tennis player to win on European clay since Sam Querrey in 2010. As a result of this successful run, he reached a new then career-high of No. 50 on May 31, 2021.
In June at the Halle Open, his first ever ATP event on grass, Korda picked up his second top 10 win against 6th seed Roberto Bautista Agut along with beating Kei Nishikori en route to the quarterfinals, where he lost to eventual champion Ugo Humbert.
A week later, in his debut at the Wimbledon Championships, Korda reached the fourth round for the first time in his career after defeating in-form player and 15th seed Alex de Minaur, qualifier Antoine Hoang, and 22nd seed Dan Evans. However, he lost in the fourth round to 25th seed Karen Khachanov in five tight sets with the score in the fifth set being 10–8 after thirteen breaks of serve. Despite the loss, he reached a new career-high ranking of No. 46 on July 12, 2021.
At the Rolex Paris Masters, Korda defeated 13th seed Aslan Karatsev and former world No. 3 Marin Čilić. The win over Karatsev ended the Russian's push to qualify for the season-ending ATP Finals.
2022: Australian Open third round
In his debut at the Australian Open he recorded his first victory by defeating 12th seed Cameron Norrie. He went on to defeat Corentin Moutet in the second round in a tight five set match with a super tiebreak in the fifth set to reach the third round for the first time at this Major. At the 2022 Delray Beach Open, Norrie defeated Korda in the quarterfinals.
Korda entered the 2022 Indian Wells Masters in March. After beating Thanasi Kokkinakis in the first round, Korda faced Rafael Nadal in the second and, despite serving a breadstick in the second set and leading 5–2 in the final set, he lost in a tiebreak.
Korda is currently 38th in the ATP rankings.
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Denis Shapovalov vs Sebastian Korda | US Open 2020 Round 1
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Korda & Auger-Aliassime Practice In Paris (4K)
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