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Australian Open: Sebastian in the land of the Korda family, Australia is a perfect fit for them

We have had very good results and I hope to show what I achieved in the juniors again in the pros.“, he insists very earnestly, referring to his Australian Junior title in 2018.

A good portion of its material was emptied in the quarter of the table after the exits of Medvedev and Rafael Nadal (defending champion), Francis Tiafoe (semi-finalist of the last US Open) and Denis Shapovalov (finalist). year), his next opponent is Karen Kachanov, the 20th player in the world.

But Sebastian Gorda follows his mother’s orders and never gets fired up in good times and doesn’t get angry in bad times.

My mother always insists on the right attitude. I try to take it one at a time, all the time“, he explains.

The youngster is also well-rounded, now coached by ex-Czech world No. 8 Radek Stefanek, who was trained by Korda’s father and instills in him the same philosophy as his mother.

It works well“, notes ‘Sebi’, who has a very intelligent mentor, ex-world no.1 Andre Agassi, who doesn’t physically follow him at tournaments, but is with him from Las Vegas.

He sent me a message“Corda confirmed at the post-match press conference on Friday.”The last thing he wrote to me was that he was going to bed“, have fun with the young player by emphasizing the importance of this coaching figure in his life and his career.

He is one of the most important people in my life. We started talking during covid 2020 and he was one of the most important factors in my progressKorda, who was ranked 245th in the ATP at the start of 2020, is promising.

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Since then, he has won one tournament (Parma in 2021), reached the knockout stages of a Grand Slam tournament three times (Roland-Carlos 2020, Wimbledon 2021 and Australian Open 2023) and could reach the semifinals for the first time. A major in Melbourne, reaching the quarter-finals for the first time.