‘I’m Jealous of His Swing’: Nelly Korda Pokes Sibling Fun and Praises Her Brother Sebastian Korda On His Monumental Win

Published 01/21/2023, 12:43 PM EST

Nelly Korda’s younger brother, Sebastian Korda, provided one of the biggest upsets at the Australian Open by defeating Russian ace, Daniil Medvedev. Indeed, the Korda household went into a frenzy in the wee hours of Friday and so was the LPGA star. After the day’s play, Nelly spoke about her brother’s victory and scrubbed off her brother’s “worst athlete” comment.

Nelly Korda reacts to brother’s AO win

Participating at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions, Nelly Korda responded to a comment made by her brother, Sebastian Korda, in which he referred to himself as the “worst athlete in the family.” Her take on his perception? “It’s complete BS,” she said.

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Furthermore, Korda went on to praise her brother and his skills, stating that she believed her brother was one of the best athletes in the family. The 24-year-old even added that she was jealous of his swing!

“He’s the best. Honestly, he’s the best. His hand-eye coordination is unbelievable,” she said. “His swing — I’m jealous of his swing actually. It’s crazy.”

Mar 27, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; 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

But while Sebastian is predominantly a right-handed player, her sister revealed his dual ambiguity. “He’s a lefty. He’s a natural righty, but he plays golf lefty. He played hockey lefty. I mean, he grew up playing hockey. He was pretty good at it, too. Like he skates really nicely, plays golf nicely, plays tennis beautifully,” she said in his praise.

Did Nelly watch her brother win?

Due to struggles with the distinct time zones, Nelly revealed earlier that she would give her brother’s game a skip. Yet, sleep deprived her of the much-anticipated game, so much that she woke up before her alarm bells!

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Revealing that she saw him win in real time, Korda detailed her experience that morning. “Yeah, I saw him — actually, I saw him win in dining, so that was cool. I did actually wake up 30 minutes before my alarm to watch him play just naturally knowing that he was playing,” she recalled.

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Korda continued to effuse praise on her brother, calling it “special” to see him achieving his accolades. “It’s really special seeing him achieve all this, and I couldn’t be happier for him.”

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Sharan Nair

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Sharan is an Engineering student with a desire to carve out a career in sports journalism. He is an ardent Tiger Woods fan and his 2019 Masters victory is what further cemented his love for the golfer. A die hard football fan, Sharan can be seen cheering for Real Madrid, and playing FIFA every chance he gets.

Edited By: Manaal Siddiqui

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