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Adelaide International 1: Red-hot Korda takes out Sinner to reach semi-finals

Sebastian Korda defeated Jannik Sinner 7-5, 6-1 on Friday

Sebastian Korda, Adelaide 2023 Sebastian Korda, Adelaide 2023 | © ICON SMI / Panoramic

American Sebastian Korda took another big-name scalp at the Adelaide International 1 on Friday as he beat sixth seed Jannik Sinner of Italy 7-5, 6-1 at Memorial Drive Tennis Centre.

Korda, ranked No 33, will play Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka next.

The 22-year-old American added Sinner to a list of victims that began with former world No 1 Andy Murray (7-6 (3), 6-3) in round one, followed by Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut (6-4, 6-4).

Sinner, ranked No 15, had reached the last eight without dropping a set, beating Kyle Edmund (6-3, 6-2) and Australian wildcard Thanasi Kokkinakis (7-6 (2), 6-4).

Adelaide ATP 250, other last-eight results (Memorial Drive Tennis Centre, hard, USD 642.735, most recent results first):

  • Novak Djokovic vs. Denis Shapovalov: Friday
  • Yoshihito Nishioka beat Alexei Popyrin: 7-6 (4), 6-7 (8), 6-2
  • Daniil Medvedev beat Karen Khachanov: 6-3, 6-3
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