Sebastian Korda
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Sebastian Korda

Sebastian Korda
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Korda playing in the 2022 Monte Carlo Masters
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceBradenton, Florida, U.S.
Born (2000-07-05) July 5, 2000 (age 21)
Bradenton, Florida, U.S.
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Turned pro2018
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachPetr Korda
Prize money$2,070,474
Singles
Career record51-35 (59.3%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 27 (21 May 2022)
Current rankingNo. 30 (28 May 2022)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open3R (2022)
French Open4R (2020)
Wimbledon4R (2021)
US Open1R (2020, 2021)
Doubles
Career record4-3 (57.1%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 176 (September 20, 2021)
Current rankingNo. 190 (February 28, 2022)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open JuniorQF (2018)
French Open JuniorQF (2017)
Wimbledon JuniorSF (2017)
US Open Junior1R (2017)
Team competitions
Davis CupQR (2022)
Last updated on: March 4, 2022.

Sebastian "Sebi" Korda ( KORD-?; born July 5, 2000) is an American professional tennis player. Korda's career-high ATP singles ranking of world No. 27 was achieved on 21 May 2022. 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.

Early life and background

Sebastian Korda is the son of former world No. 2 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 older sisters Jessica and Nelly are both LPGA golf professionals. Korda grew up playing competitive junior ice hockey from the age of 3, but decided to switch to tennis at the age of 9 after accompanying his father to the 2009 US Open.[1] At age 11, he won a golf tournament in Prague, in which sister Nelly also competed.[2]

Professional career

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.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

2021: Masters quarterfinal, first ATP title, Wimbledon fourth round, top 40 debut

Korda at the 2021 French Open

Korda reached his first ATP final at the Delray Beach Open defeating Cameron Norrie. He lost to Hubert Hurkacz in straight sets.[6]

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.[7] 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.[8] 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[9] along with beating Kei Nishikori en route to the quarterfinals,[10] where he lost to eventual champion Ugo Humbert.[11]

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,[12] and 22nd seed Dan Evans.[13] 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.[14] 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 ?ili?. The win over Karatsev ended the Russian's push to qualify for the season-ending ATP Finals.[15]

2022: Australian Open third round, top 30 debut

In his debut at the Australian Open he recorded his first victory by defeating 12th seed Cameron Norrie.[16] 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.[17]

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.[18] At the 2022 Miami Open, Korda defeated Alejandro Davidovich Fokina[19] and Albert Ramos Viñolas in the first two rounds before being knocked out by Miomir Kecmanovi? in the third round.[20][21]

At the 2022 Monte-Carlo Masters he defeated recent Miami Open champion Carlos Alcaraz for the biggest win of his season to reach the third round. He gained revenge for his defeat to Alcaraz at the 2021 Next Generation ATP Finals.[22]

He reached the semifinals at the 2022 Estoril Open, defeating top seed and World No. 10 Félix Auger-Aliassime, avenging a 2021 Acapulco loss.[23] As a result, he reached the top 30 in the rankings on 2 May 2022.

Performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G S B NMS P NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; (NMS) not a Masters tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W-L) win-loss record.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Singles

Current through the 2022 Eastbourne International.

Tournament 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A Q1 A A 3R 0 / 1 2-1 67%
French Open A A 4R 1R 3R 0 / 3 5-3 63%
Wimbledon A A NH 4R A 0 / 1 3-1 75%
US Open Q2 Q1 1R 1R 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 3-2 3-3 4-2 0 / 7 10-7 59%
National representation
Davis Cup A A A A QR 0 / 0 1-0 100%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters Q1 A NH 2R 2R 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Miami Open A A NH QF 3R 0 / 2 6-2 75%
Monte-Carlo Masters A A NH A 3R 0 / 1 2-1 67%
Madrid Open A A NH Q1 2R 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Italian Open A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Canadian Open A A NH A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Cincinnati Masters A Q1 1R 2R 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Shanghai Masters A A NH 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Paris Masters A A A 3R 0 / 1 2-1 67%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-1 7-4 6-5 0 / 10 13-10 57%
Career statistics
Tournaments 1 0 3 18 13 Career total: 35
Titles 0 0 0 1 0 Career total: 1
Finals 0 0 0 2 0 Career total: 2
Overall win-loss 0-1 0-0 3-3 31-18 17-13 1 / 35 51-35 59%
Year-end ranking 524 249 118 41 $1,966,262

ATP Tour career finals

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
ATP Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Tour Masters 1000 (0-0)
ATP Tour 500 Series (0-0)
ATP Tour 250 Series (1-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-1)
Clay (1-0)
Grass (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (1-1)
Indoor (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Jan 2021 Delray Beach Open, United States 250 Series Hard Poland Hubert Hurkacz 3-6, 3-6
Win 1-1 May 2021 Emilia-Romagna Open, Italy 250 Series Clay Italy Marco Cecchinato 6-2, 6-4

ATP Next Generation finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result    Date    Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss Nov 2021 Next Generation ATP Finals, Italy Hard (i) Spain Carlos Alcaraz 3-4(5-7), 2-4, 2-4

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 10 (2-8)

Legend
ATP Challenger (2-2)
ITF Futures (0-6)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-5)
Clay (0-3)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (1-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Oct 2017 USA F33, Houston Futures Hard United States Thai-Son Kwiatkowski 2-6, 2-6
Loss 0-2 Aug 2018 USA F21, Decatur Futures Hard Peru Nicolás Álvarez 4-6, 6-3, 3-6
Loss 0-3 Aug 2018 USA F22, Edwardsville Futures Hard Argentina Axel Geller 2-6, 6-4, 6-7(0-7)
Loss 0-4 Feb 2019 M15 Antalya, Turkey World Tennis Tour Clay Kazakhstan Dmitry Popko 4-6, 6-3, 3-6
Loss 0-5 Mar 2019 M15 Antalya, Turkey World Tennis Tour Clay Kazakhstan Dmitry Popko 7-5, 5-7, 5-7
Loss 0-6 Apr 2019 M15 Sunrise, United States World Tennis Tour Clay Kazakhstan Dmitry Popko 3-6, 6-3, 4-6
Loss 0-7 Jul 2019 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan Challenger Hard Russia Evgeny Donskoy 6-7(5-7), 6-3, 4-6
Loss 0-8 Nov 2019 Champaign, United States Challenger Hard (i) United States Jeffrey John Wolf 4-6, 7-6(7-3), 6-7(6-8)
Win 1-8 Nov 2020 Eckental, Germany Challenger Carpet (i) India Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-4, 6-4
Win 2-8 Jan 2021 Quimper, France Challenger Hard (i) Slovakia Filip Horanský 6-1, 6-1

Doubles: 6 (2-4)

Legend
ATP Challenger (0-1)
ITF Futures (2-3)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-2)
Clay (2-2)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 May 2018 Spain F11, Valldoreix Futures Clay Brazil Orlando Luz Netherlands Michiel de Krom
Brazil Felipe Meligeni Alves
3-6, 6-2, [10-7]
Win 2-0 Feb 2019 M25 Weston, United States World Tennis Tour Clay Colombia Nicolás Mejía United States Harrison Adams
United States Jordi Arconada
6-3, 3-6, [11-9]
Loss 2-1 Mar 2019 M15 Antalya, Turkey World Tennis Tour Clay Colombia Nicolás Mejía Romania Vasile-Alexandru Ghilea
Romania Mircea-Alexandru Jecan
2-6, 2-6
Loss 2-2 Mar 2019 M15 Antalya, Turkey World Tennis Tour Clay Colombia Nicolás Mejía Peru Arklon Huertas del Pino
Peru Conner Huertas del Pino
6-7(3-7), 6-4, [6-10]
Loss 2-3 Jul 2019 M15 Almaty, Kazakhstan World Tennis Tour Hard Kazakhstan Denis Yevseyev Kazakhstan Andrey Golubev
Russia Konstantin Kravchuk
3-6, 2-6
Loss 2-4 Mar 2020 Indian Wells, United States Challenger Hard United States Mitchell Krueger United States Denis Kudla
United States Thai-Son Kwiatkowski
3-6, 6-2, [6-10]

Junior Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (1 title)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 2018 Australian Open Hard Chinese Taipei Tseng Chun-hsin 7-6(8-6), 6-4

Record against other players

Record against other top 10 players

Korda's record against players who have been ranked in the top 10, with those who are active in boldface. Only ATP Tour main draw matches are considered:

Wins over top 10 players

Korda has a 3-6 (33.3%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.

Season 2019 2020 2021 2022 Total
Wins 0 0 2 1 3
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score SKR
2021
1. Argentina Diego Schwartzman 9 Miami Open, United States Hard 4R 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 87
2. Spain Roberto Bautista Agut 10 Halle Open, Germany Grass 1R 6-3, 7-6(7-0) 52
2022
3. Canada Félix Auger-Aliassime 10 Estoril Open, Portugal Clay QF 6-2, 6-2 37

References

  1. ^ "Sebastian Korda's smart decision to trade his skates for a tennis racket". ESPN. February 13, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Keeping Up With The Kordas... Sporting Success Par For The Course". ATP Tour. October 2, 2020. Retrieved 2021.
  3. ^ "Frances Tiafoe beats Sebastian Korda at New York Open". Newsday. February 12, 2018.
  4. ^ "Shapovalov Sees Off Korda To Advance At US Open". ATP Tour. August 31, 2020.
  5. ^ "Sebastian Korda and the Runs That Make This French Open So Unpredictable". The New York Times. October 2, 2020.
  6. ^ "Hubert Hurkacz beats Sebastian Korda in Delray Beach Open final for second career ATP Tour title". ESPN. January 13, 2021.
  7. ^ "Rising U.S. star Sebastian Korda upsets No. 5 seed, reaches Miami Open quarterfinals". Miami Herald. March 31, 2021.
  8. ^ "#NextGenATP Korda Claims First Title In Parma". ATP Tour. May 29, 2021.
  9. ^ "Korda Upsets Bautista Agut In First Grass Match". ATP Tour. June 14, 2021.
  10. ^ "Korda Battles Through Against Nishikori In Halle To Reach QF". ATP Tour. June 17, 2021.
  11. ^ "Humbert: victory against Korda and a ticket to the Halle semi-finals". explica.co. June 18, 2021.
  12. ^ "Korda Leads American Charge At Wimbledon". ATP Tour. June 30, 2021.
  13. ^ "Wimbledon 2021: Andy Murray and Dan Evans lose in third round". BBC. July 2, 2021.
  14. ^ "Khachanov Continues Russian Charge; Reaches Wimbledon QF In Five-Set Thriller". ATP Tour. July 5, 2021.
  15. ^ "Korda Ends Karatsev's Turin Bid In Paris". ATP Tour. November 1, 2021.
  16. ^ "Cameron Norrie Reflects on 'Worst Match in 8 Months'".
  17. ^ "Cameron Norrie Gets First Win over Sebastian Korda to Reach Delray Beach SFS".
  18. ^ "Nadal Comes Back From Brink To Crush Korda's Dream". ATP Tour. ATP Tour. March 12, 2022. Retrieved 2022.
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