Sebastian Korda (Bradenton, Florida, 21 years old) will play this Saturday (9:00 p.m., Movistar Deportes 1) the grand final of the NextGen ATP Finals in Milan after coming back from compatriot Brandon Nakashima (20) to win by 4-3, 2-4, 1-4, 4-2 and 4-2 in 1h51. He is the first player from his country to reach the title match of this tournament and will face Carlos Alcaraz, who devastated Sebastián Báez.
Korda, who started the tournament with another comeback when he lost 2-0 to Frenchman Hugo Gastón and then won nine straight sets To get into the semi-finals, he started the match by adding a tenth heat in a row, but then had a very bad time to overcome Nakashima. The Japanese-born tennis player came from playing two finals this year in two weeks in Los Cabos and Atlanta, and from eliminating John Isner in the first round of the US Open, which he played on an invite. A cover letter that made him dangerous.
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But against all that a Korda was able to grow as the minutes passed and ended up imposing his best weapon, the serve., with 10 aces, a 75% success rate in first serves and 74% of points won with them. He did so after escaping a dangerous game in the fourth game of the fifth set, which he pushed forward at the deciding point after a 30-40 run.
Another success of the Korda family
Thus he added a new success for the family of athletes to which he belongs. This same year he already gave a joy to his father, Petr, when he was proclaimed champion in the ATP 250 of Parma., Czech tennis player who was number two in the world, and his mother, Regina, who became 26th in the WTA rankings. a few months ago, his sister Nelly rose as the leader of the world golf ranking, and her other sister, Jessica, placed eighth in that same discipline. Korda, who has never faced Alcaraz, has the same record as him this year: 31-17.