Sebastian Korda is already carving out an important space in this early season. 250 ATP points earned in just two weeks, a final in Delray Beach, and a win in the ATP Challenger Quimper 2021, for a total of 14 wins in his last 15 matches. US tennis is watching this young man’s progress with high hopes.
Of course, his coach, his father Petr Korda, helped him make such progress.
Sebastian Korda current coach is Petr Korda
With @SebiKorda's Top 100 debut, he and dad Petr become the sixth father-son duo to feature in the Top 100 in FedEx ATP Rankings history (since 1973).
Korda | Ruud | Roger-Vasselin | Dent | Johansson | Stolle pic.twitter.com/jlOtJzKBLh
— ATP Challenger Tour (@ATPChallenger) February 1, 2021
Already at the end of last year, Korda was the talk of the town, imposing himself at high levels even on the main circuit. Now the entry into the top 100 seems to be the right springboard for a young and talented tennis player, with a physical structure that few colleagues can boast.
I always knew I had the level of play to break into the top 100. I have the right people around me, I feel good physically and I’ve been lucky enough to come out of tough situations, which has only boosted my confidence
Petr Korda career
Petr Korda was born in Prague. He started his professional career in 1987 and during his appearances on the Tour has won 10 ATP singles and doubles titles.
Korda played twice in the finals of Grand Slam singles tournaments. In 1992, at Roland Garros, he lost to American Jim Currier, and in 1998, at the Australian Open, he defeated Chilean Marcelo Rios. Then, in February 1998, he became the second-ranked player in the world, which remains his best achievement.
In doubles, Korda, along with Swede Stefan Edberg, won the 1996 Australian Open. In December 1998, Korda tested positive for the banned drug nandrolone after his Wimbledon quarterfinal match against Britain’s Tim Henman. The Czech was first stripped of his Wimbledon ranking points and fined, but then the ITF decided to disqualify him for 12 months, starting in July 1999.
He now coaches his son Sebastian and helped him make his debut in the ATP top 100 and win 2 ATP Challengers.
At the next Australian Open Sebastian will not be there, but this forced pause will allow him to get ready at best for the European indoor season, a ground that seems perfect for his kind of game even at this point of his career. Twenty years of age are not yet enough to understand what kind of tennis player Sebastian will become, but if the day looks good from the morning we are sure that at the end of the year we will see the American in another position in the rankings and why not with a few more tournaments in his trophy case.