“He’s a Special Person”: Sebastian Korda Reveals What Mentor Andre Agassi Told Him Before Wimbledon Championships 2021 R3

Published 07/03/2021, 6:38 AM EDT
Mar 30, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Sebastian Korda of the United States celebrates after his match against Diego Schwartzman of Argentina (not pictured) in the fourth round in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports


20-year-old Sebastian Korda reached the pre-quarters of the Wimbledon Championships 2021. The American player defeated British No.1 Dan Evans in the third round in four sets to seal his spot in the second week of the Grand Slam. The final scoreline of the match was 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

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Fans are pretty aware of how tennis legend Andre Agassi has helped Sebastian Korda. The two have spent quite some time together on the court and Agassi has definitely managed to improve the youngster’s technique. In the post-match interview, Korda recalled how he first met 8-time Grand Slam champion.

“I have been talking with Andre for probably about a year now. We started around this time last year. My dad, kind of, set it up and he’s been awesome. We spent 14 days together in Vegas and he welcomed me to his family. He has got an incredible family,” said Korda in the interview.

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He even called Agassi a special person and revealed what he told him just before his third-round match against Dan Evans at the Wimbledon Championships 2021.

“He’s a special person. We talk basically every single day, every single match about what I’m feeling, what I should do, and the most important thing- he told me yesterday just to enjoy,” added the 20-year-old.

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“It’s incredible”- Sebastian Korda after advancing to the pre-quarters of the Wimbledon Championships 2021

After the match, Korda remarked his victory as a big achievement. He highlighted that last year, he was World No.220 in the ATP rankings and now he is in the second week of Wimbledon 2021. He also thanked his family members and his coaches after his splendid accomplishment.

Sebastian Korda of the United States serves against Fabio Fognini of Italy (not pictured) in the second round in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

“A big achievement. I mean a year ago I was 220 in the world and now I’m here in the fourth round of Wimbledon. It’s incredible. I have my family to thank and my coaches and everyone around me,” mentioned Korda.

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Sebastian Korda will now face Karen Khachanov in the fourth round of the Wimbledon Championships 2021. Will he able to reach his first-ever Grand Slam quarter-finals in London this year?

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