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Sebastian Korda, son of Australian Open winner Petr Korda, breaks through on Parma clay-Sports News , Happy Easterday

Sebastian Korda, son of Australian Open winner Petr Korda, breaks by way of on Parma clay-Sports activities Information , Joyful Easterday

Saturday’s victory made Korda the primary American participant to win a clay courtroom event since Sam Querrey in Belgrade 11 years in the past.

File picture of American tennis participant Sebastian Korda. AFP

Parma: On the eve of the French Open, 20-year-old American Sebastian Korda scored a profession break-through when he beat Italian Marco Cecchinato, 6-2, 6-4, in Parma for a primary title.

Korda, the son of former World No 2 and Australian Open winner Petr Korda, had by no means reached a closing on the ATP tour and earlier than the Parma occasion, had by no means received consecutive matches on clay.

Cecchinato, who received all three of his titles on clay, comes from Brescia, 90 kilometres from Parma.

The followers allowed into the first-time occasion supported for the native boy.

“At present I performed a very robust opponent and the gang wasn’t straightforward,” Korda mentioned. “They stored cheering him on, however I am actually happy with myself and the way I dealt with it.”

Though his father is Czech, Sebastian Korda, who was born in Florida, selected to symbolize the US.

Saturday’s victory made him the primary American participant to win a clay courtroom event since Sam Querrey in Belgrade 11 years in the past.

“That is one thing that I’ve dreamed of,” Korda mentioned, including that he had anticipated to win a title sooner, naming an occasion in Florida in January.

“I actually thought I used to be going to get it executed in Delray Seaside, and I used to be just a little heartbroken.”.

“However I stayed constructive, even with such a nasty first a part of the clay-court season,” he mentioned. “I took a few days off, recharged my batteries, and had a very good apply week in Prague with my dad and my coach,” mentioned Korda.

Korda performs Pedro Martinez within the first spherical at Roland Garros the place his father reached the ultimate in 1992 dropping to Jim Courier.

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Updated: May 29, 2021 — 7:01 pm

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