Sebastian Korda

Sebastian Korda (/ˈkɔːrdə/ KORD; born July 5, 2000) is an American tennis player. He won the junior title at the 2018 Australian Open, 20 years after his father won senior Australian Open.

Sebastian Korda
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceBradenton, Florida, U.S.
Born (2000-07-05) July 5, 2000 (age 20)
Bradenton, Florida, U.S.
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachPetr Korda
Prize moneyUS$467,778 [1]
Singles
Career record7–5 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup) [2]
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 103 (18 January 2021) [3]
Current rankingNo. 103 (18 January 2021) [4]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2019)
French Open4R (2020)
US Open1R (2020)
Doubles
Career record0–1 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 314 (9 March 2020) [5]
Current rankingNo. 329 (11 January 2021) [6]
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open JuniorQF (2018)
French Open JuniorQF (2017)
Wimbledon JuniorSF (2017)
US Open Junior1R (2017)
Last updated on: 18 January 2021.

Korda has a career-high ATP singles ranking of No. 103 achieved on January 18, 2021.

Early life and backgroundEdit

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.[7] He is the son of former Czech tennis players Petr Korda and former top 30 player Regina Rajchrtová, with his father being a former Australian Open champion and French Open finalist in both singles and doubles. His older sisters Jessica and Nelly are both LPGA golf professionals.

Professional careerEdit

Korda made his ATP main draw debut at the 2018 New York Open. As a wild card entry, he lost in the first round to Frances Tiafoe in three sets.

Korda reached his first ATP final at the 2021 Delray Beach Open.

Grand Slam performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L Win %
Australian Open A Q1 A A 0 / 0 0–0 0%
French Open Q1 A 4R 0 / 1 3–1 75%
Wimbledon A A NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
US Open Q2 Q1 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 3–2 0–0 0 / 2 3–2 60%

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 title)Edit

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

ATP Tour career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (0–1)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jan 2021 Delray Beach Open, USA 250 Series Hard   Hubert Hurkacz 3–6, 3–6

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finalsEdit

Singles: 6 (1–5)Edit

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (1–2)
ITF Futures Tour (0–3)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–5)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2017 USA F33, Houston Futures Hard   Thai-Son Kwiatkowski 2–6, 2–6
Loss 0–2 Aug 2018 USA F21, Decatur, Illinois Futures Hard   Nicolás Álvarez 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Loss 0–3 Aug 2018 USA F22, Edwardsville, Illinois Futures Hard   Axel Geller 2–6, 6–4, 6–7(0–7)
Loss 0–4 Jul 2019 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan Challenger Hard   Evgeny Donskoy 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 4–6
Loss 0–5 Nov 2019 Champaign, USA Challenger Hard   Jeffrey John Wolf 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–7(6–f8)
Win 1–5 Nov 2020 Eckental, Germany Challenger Hard (i)   Ramkumar Ramanathan 6–4, 6–4

Doubles: 2 (1–1)Edit

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (0–1)
ITF Futures Tour (1–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 May 2018 Valldoreix, Spain Futures Clay   Orlando Luz   Michiel de Krom
  Felipe Meligeni Alves
3–6, 6–2, [10–7]
Loss 1–1 Mar 2020 Indian Wells, USA Challenger Hard   Mitchell Krueger   Denis Kudla
  Thai-Son Kwiatkowski
3–6, 6–2, [6–10]

ReferencesEdit

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  7. ^ "Sebastian Korda's smart decision to trade his skates for a tennis racket". ESPN. February 13, 2018. Retrieved February 13, 2018.

External linksEdit