Sebastian Korda, 22, refrained from dwelling on the bad after his Australian Open career came to a tragic end because he now believes he “can do some pretty great things in the near future.” Korda, who turns 23 in July, beat Hubert Hurkacz and Daniil Medvedev to advance to his first Grand Slam quarterfinal at the Australian Open.
When Korda was forced to end their quarterfinal encounter at Melbourne Park on Monday with a wrist injury, Karen Khachanov had a 7-6 (5) 6-3 3-0 advantage. “Now feeling quite confident. The big matches have always been really close for me to win, but now I’m winning them.
That, in my opinion, is a crucial lesson I have been learning. I’ll continue to strive to act in the same way and to think in the same way moving forward. I feel like I can accomplish some really significant things soon “According to the Australian Open website, Korda remarked.
Why did Korda give up on Khachanov?
After the game, Korda admitted that his wrist had indeed hurt during his first tournament of the year in Adelaide. In his first four Australian Open matches, Korda’s wrist wasn’t bothering him at all, but against Khachanov, the problem returned.
“I don’t know what it actually is. I experienced that in Adelaide, and then it vanished entirely. Now, it simply reappeared out of nowhere. On some forehands, I was hardly able to hold the racquet. For me, volleyball was practically impossible. So, that was a little challenging.
After this, consult a physician to learn more, “After the game, Korda gave an explanation. In any case, Korda had a fantastic run at the Australian Open. Two-time Australian Open finalist Medvedev was defeated by Korda in the third round in straight sets.
After upsetting Medvedev, Korda also achieved a significant victory over Hubert Hurkacz, who was ranked eleventh. How Korda does in the remaining Grand Slam competitions in 2023 is yet to be seen.