Tennis News: Seb’s sisters Nelly and Jessica are golfing superstars, and their father Petr was the 1998 Australian Open men’s singles champion. Their mother Regina Rajchrtova was a former professional tennis player from Czechoslovakia.
Although Nelly and Jessica are two of the best golfers in the world, Seb finds it all to be routine. He is not just proud of his siblings’ accomplishments, but he also aspires to be like them on the tennis court. Will he be able to build on his Wimbledon success in the US Open?
For the tennis ace, 2021 has been an eventful year. He not only won his first ATP championship on clay in Parma earlier this year, but he has also climbed 74 ranks in the world rankings to No. 45.
For the 21-year-old from Florida, this is just the beginning. He also had a strong showing at Wimbledon this summer, reaching the fourth round and defeating Britain’s Dan Evans.
Seb, the youngest of his siblings, is not only gifted on the court, but he also enjoys golf and has a +2 handicap.
When speaking to the press during the Western & Southern Open, Korda smiled and said, “I can play some decent golf.” “I know there are a couple of people on tour; I know Casper Ruud is around a 2, and I believe Jack Sock is also around a 2. If we played, we’d have a fairly decent match.”
He’s been learning from his sisters, particularly Nelly, who won her first major at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and is now the new world No. 1.
The 23-year-old then went on to win an Olympic gold medal in Tokyo, firmly establishing herself as the women’s game’s dominant power.
Jessica was an automatic qualifier for the Solheim Cup, and she was also named to Team USA for the highly anticipated event, which begins on September 4 at Inverness Golf Club in Toledo, Ohio.
Jessica, Nelly’s older sister, has been by her side throughout her career, offering advice and acting as her biggest supporter.
Seb contacted Nelly the next day after she won Olympic gold with a close one-stroke victory, saying she was “very psyched up.”
“It was insane,” he said. “I was in Washington, DC, with my girlfriend at the time, and immediately before the rain delay, I was thinking, ‘Oh, no.’ It was already 12 a.m., and I had doubles match the next day. However, I went to bed for about 30 minutes and awoke just in time to see the restart.
“I knew she had it in her, and I know how tough she can be in some situations.” I’ve seen how she always comes out on top when confronted with a task like that.”
Seb goes to his neighbourhood golf club, which is only a few minutes away from the Korda family’s home, on a regular basis to play nine holes.
When it comes to his golf swing, there’s a lot of self-adulation going on.
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