Petr Korda, Agassi, Nadal: Everything you ever wanted to know about Sebastian Korda (but never had time to find out) – updated after 2024 Australian Open

As the son of a former Grand Slam champion, Sebastian Korda has big shoes to fill but with the help of his father Petr, Andre Agassi and of his prodigious talent, he is already making waves. Here are 10 questions about the young American.

Sebastian Korda - Delray Beach 2021 ZM / Panoramic

Who is Sebastian Korda?

Seb Korda – he is also known as Sebi – is an American tennis player.

When was Sebastian Korda born?

Sébastian Korda was born in Bradenton, Florida, on July 5, 2000. He is 20 years old.

What nationality is Sebastian Korda?

The young hopeful is American, of Czech heritage.

Sebastian Korda Delray Beach Open 2021

How tall is he?

According to the official ATP Tour website, Sebastian Korda is 6ft 5in (1.96m) tall.

Who are the parents of Sebastian Korda?

Sebastian Korda is the son of Petr Korda, the former world No 2 and winner of the Australian Open in 1998, and Regina Kordova, the former world No 26.

Petr Korda, Australian Open 1999

When did Sebastian Korda start playing tennis?

Sebastian Korda grew up playing ice hockey from the age of 3, but decided to switch to tennis at the age of 9 after accompanying his father to the US Open in 2009.

What is his best tournament so far?

The American has won one ATP Tour title, in Parma in 2021. He beat Tommy Paul and Marco Cecchinato, in the final, to win the tournament. His first final was in Delray Beach in 2021 and he also reached finals in 2022, in Gijon, losing to Andrey Rublev, in Antwerp, losing to Felix Auger-Aliassime, and in Adelaide, losing to Djokovic.

What is his best ATP ranking?

Seb Korda’s highest ranking to date is 30, reached in May, 2022.

Who is Seb Korda’s coach?

Seb Korda is coached by his father, Petr, but has also been mentored by Andre Agassi, since December 2020.

What is his best result in a Grand Slam?

In 2020, at Roland-Garros, Sebastian Korda reached the last 16 of the French Open. In the end, he was beaten 6-1, 6-1, 6-2 by his hero, Rafael Nadal. In the first round, he had beaten American John Isner. He also reached the last 16 at Wimbledon in 2021.

Korda best result in a Grand Slam was at the 2023 Australian Open, where he reached the quarter-finals, retiring in that last eight match while two sets down to Karen Khachanov.

Korda’s most recent Grand Slam performance came at the 2024 Australian Open, where he reached the third round, losing to Andrey Rublev in straight sets.

Sebastian Korda - Roland-Garros 2020

Does Seb Korda have brothers and sisters?

Seb Korda has two sisters, Nelly and Jessica, both of whom are hugely successful professional golfers. Jessica has won six titles on the women’s PGA Tour while Nelly has won 11 titles, including Olympic gold and has been ranked as the world No 1.

Is Sebastian Korda active on social media?

The American is on social media. He has 111,500 followers on Instagram. He is not on Facebook.

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