Sebastian Korda Says He Is Better Than His Grand Slam Champion Dad Petr Korda

Published 09/29/2021, 6:14 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


American tennis player Sebastian Korda has been making progress on the men’s circuit. He has won the Australian Open juniors title in 2018. Incidentally, he won the title came exactly 20 years after his father won the Australian Open seniors title.

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At the moment, Korda Jr is competing at the San Diego Open. He won his opening round match against Tommy Paul in three sets. After the match, Korda was asked an interesting question – who is a better player at 21, him or his father Petr Korda?

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The 21-year-old player answered, “I think me actually. I had a better ranking. And I don’t think he’d won a title yet. So I’m taking me.”

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Sebastian Korda skipped the Australian Open 2021

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Reflecting on Sebastian’s season so far, he missed the Australian Open earlier in the season. However, he competed at the Miami Open and came as far as the quarterfinal.

Mar 30, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Sebastian Korda of the United States hits a forehand 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

After losing in the first round of the French Open, he was seen at the Wimbledon Championships. He had a great run until the fourth round and lost thereafter. He took part in tournaments in Washington and Cincinnati and did not impress by exiting in the early rounds. 

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At the US Open, he ended his journey in the first round. He retired midway during the match. At the moment, he is busy competing in San Diego. We wish him the very best for the upcoming matches and the rest of the season.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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