Petr Korda, Agassi, Nadal: 10 questions about Sebastian Korda
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.
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.
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. He’s also the brother of two professional golfers; Jessica and Nelly Korda.
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 already reached one ATP Tour final, in Delray Beac in 2021 against Hubert Hurkacz, the world No 35, who beat him 6-3, 6-3. On his way to the final, he beat John Isner and Tommy Paul.
Winners are grinners 😁
— ATP Tour (@atptour) January 13, 2021
What is his ATP ranking?
Thanks to reaching the final in Delray Beach, Sebastian Korda climbed to world No 103, the best of his career so far.
Who is his coach?
The 20-year-old is coached by his father, Petr on père Petr but recently confirmed that he had also partnered withAndre 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.