KORDA Sebastian
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KORDA Sebastian

KORDA
Sebastian

American professional tennis player

Date of Birth: 5 July 2000

Age: 24 years old

Zodiac sign: Cancer

Profession: Tennis player

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Sebastian Korda is an American professional tennis player. Korda's career-high ATP singles ranking of world No. 23 was achieved on October 16, 2023. 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 Australian Open title.

Career

2018: ATP debut

Korda made his ATP main draw debut at the New York Open. As a wildcard entry, he lost in the first round to Frances Tiafoe in three sets.

2020: Major debut & fourth round at French Open

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: First ATP title, Wimbledon fourth round, top 40

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 Wimbledon, 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 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 & three Masters third rounds, top 30

Korda started his 2022 season by playing at the Australian Open. In his debut, he upset world No. 12, Cameron Norrie, in the first round for his first victory at this event. 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. In the third round, he lost to 19th seed and world No. 21, Pablo Carreño Busta.

Seeded fifth at the Delray Beach Open, Korda reached the quarterfinals where he was defeated by top seed and eventual champion, Cameron Norrie. In Acapulco, he was beaten in the first round by Dušan Lajović. Representing the USA during the Davis Cup tie against Colombia, he beat Nicolás Mejía in his debut. In the end, the USA won the tie over Colombia 4–0 to advance to the Davis Cup Finals. In March, he competed at the BNP Paribas Open. He defeated qualifier Thanasi Kokkinakis in the first round. In the second round, he faced fourth seed, former world No. 1, and three-time champion, Rafael Nadal. Despite serving a breadstick in the second set and leading 5–2 in the final set, he lost to the eventual finalist in a third-set tiebreak. At the Miami Open, he was knocked out of the tournament in the third round by Miomir Kecmanović.

Korda started his clay-court season at the Monte-Carlo Masters. He upset eighth seed, world No. 11, and recent Miami Open champion, Carlos Alcaraz, in the second round for the biggest win of his season; he gained revenge for his defeat to Alcaraz at the Next Generation ATP Finals. He lost in the third round to 10th seed, world No. 13, and compatriot, Taylor Fritz. In Barcelona, he fell in the first round to Spanish qualifier Carlos Taberner. Seeded eighth at the Estoril Open, he stunned top seed and world No. 10, Félix Auger-Aliassime, in the quarterfinals avenging a 2021 Acapulco loss, for his third top-10 win.

At the 2022 US Open, he reached the second round for the first time at this Major after defeating Facundo Bagnis before losing in a five sets, all-American clash with Tommy Paul.

At the 2022 Gijón Open he reached the third final of his career defeating en route third seed Roberto Bautista Agut, Andy Murray in the quarterfinals and Arthur Rinderknech in the semifinals. He lost to top seed Andrey Rublev in straight sets. He followed it by a fourth final at the 2022 European Open in Antwerp defeating Dominic Thiem before losing to second seed Félix Auger-Aliassime.

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