The ‘next big thing in American tennis’, Sebastian Korda, weighs in

Sebastian Korda claimed Sebastian Baez wasn’t an easy opponent to handle after losing a total of five games in his Washington second round match. Korda defeated Baez 6-1, 6-4 on Wednesday to go to the Washington round of 16 for the second year in a row.

Korda now leads Baez 2-0 in their head-to-head meetings after defeating the Argentine in the 2017 Next Gen ATP Finals. “Definitely not simple. He’s a formidable foe. I’m delighted with the result and my performance today, “Sportskeeda cites what Korda remarked.

Korda is considered to be the “next big thing in American tennis.”

One of the most brilliant and promising American athletes is 22-year-old Korda. In May of last year, Korda entered the top 30 for the first time in his career. He has one ATP championship to his name.

Being able to be referred to as the “next big thing in American tennis,” in Korda’s opinion, is quite great. “Being among the many outstanding players in American tennis who are on the rise is truly wonderful.

It inspires you to accomplish greater feats. And it’s very nice to be acknowledged as someone who has the opportunity to do some of those things.” Former Grand Slam champion and former second-ranked player in the world Petr Korda is the father of Korda.

Sebastian Korda now wants to succeed in his father’s footsteps and win a Grand Slam. The younger Korda has made two noteworthy Grand Slam runs, making it to the second week at Wimbledon and the French Open. Since Andy Roddick‘s US Open victory in 2003, there hasn’t been a male Grand Slam champion for the United States in almost 20 years.

Korda hopes to secure his first triumph at Flushing Meadows at the US Open this year. After losing in the first round of the US Open back-to-back times in 2020 and 2021, Korda will undoubtedly be motivated to perform better at Flushing Meadows this year.