Sebastian Korda

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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$428,678 [1]
Singles
Career record3-4 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup) [2]
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 131 (12 October 2020) [3]
Current rankingNo. 131 (12 October 2020) [4]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2019)
French Open4R (2020)
US Open1R (2020)
Doubles
Career record0–0 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 314 (9 March 2020) [5]
Current rankingNo. 316 (16 March 2020) [6]
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open JuniorQF (2018)
French Open JuniorQF (2017)
Wimbledon JuniorSF (2017)
US Open Junior1R (2017)
Last updated on: 22 March 2020.

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

Korda has a career-high ATP singles ranking of No. 205 achieved on August 31, 2020.

Early life and background[edit]

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 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 career[edit]

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.

Grand Slam performance timeline[edit]

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.

Singles[edit]

Tournament 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win %
Australian Open A Q1 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 / 2 3–2 60%

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

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

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals[edit]

Singles: 5 (0–5)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (0–2)
ITF Futures Tour (0–3)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–5)
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 United States Thai-Son Kwiatkowski 2–6, 2–6
Loss 0–2 Aug 2018 USA F21, Decatur, Illinois Futures Hard Peru Nicolás Álvarez 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Loss 0–3 Aug 2018 USA F22, Edwardsville, Illinois Futures Hard Argentina Axel Geller 2–6, 6–4, 6–7(0–7)
Loss 0–4 Jul 2019 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan Challenger Hard Russia Evgeny Donskoy 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 4–6
Loss 0–5 Nov 2019 Champaign, USA Challenger Hard United States Jeffrey John Wolf 4-6, 7–6(7-3), 6–7(6-8)

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 Brazil Orlando Luz Netherlands Michiel de Krom
Brazil Felipe Meligeni Alves
3–6, 6–2, [10–7]
Loss 1–1 Mar 2020 Indian Wells, USA Challenger Hard United States Mitchell Krueger United States Denis Kudla
United States Thai-Son Kwiatkowski
3–6, 6–2, [6–10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Database
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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.

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