Sebastian Korda is a professional tennis player, who was well-known for his junior ATP performances before becoming a full-fledged professional tennis player. Currently, he was ranked World Number 38 as of October 2021.
Tennis seemed to be running in their blood, as he is the son of former tennis players Petr Korda and Regina Rajchtova. His father was once a champion for 2 Grand Slam events in the Australia and French Open, for both singles and doubles divisions. Korda also had 2 sisters who are professional golf players. In his household full of players, he was able to live in competition with them and started playing ice hockey at 3 years. However, he changed his mind after he saw his father playing during the 2009 US Open. At the young age of 11, he won a golf tournament in Prague.
Korda made his professional debut during the New York Open in 2018, where he had earned a wildcard entry, yet he lost to Frances Tiafoe in the first round. He proceeded to compete for the Masters 1000 during the Western and Southern Open tournament before the US Open. He eventually made his Grand Slam debut during the US Open but lost again by Denis Shapovalov.
Even though his career might seem a bit rough in the beginning, still Korda has his way of bouncing up. In 2021, he was able to reach the quarterfinals for a couple of events, such as the Miami Masters. He also reached his first ATP final at the Delray Beach Open in the same year, before losing to Hubert Hurkacz.
In the same year, he joined the Halle Open, where he defeated 6th seed Roberto Bautista Agut and Kei Nishikori. However, when he was on his way to the quarterfinals, he was defeated by Ugo Humbert. A week later, he competed for the Wimbledon Championships and eliminated Alex de Minaur, Dan Evans, and Antoine Hoang.
- 2017 QF French Open Junior
- 2018 QF Australian Open Junior
- 2017 SF Wimbledon Junior
- 2017 1R US Open Junior