‘I’m fired up,’ says Sebastian Korda after beating Cameron Norrie to reach maiden ATP Tour final
Sebastian Korda is one win away from emulating his father by becoming an ATP Tour title winner after beating Cameron Norrie at the Delray Beach Open to reach his first final.
The 20-year-old Korda, son of former Australian Open winner Petr, got the better of British No 2 Norrie with a 6-3, 7-5 win in one hour and 22 minutes.
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The American broke in game four of the opening set, but Norrie hit back immediately only for Korda to get a decisive break in game eight.
The NextGen star again had his nose in front in game five of the second set and then had two match points in game 10, but Norrie broke back. However, Korda broke again in the next game and then served it out.
“I’m fired up right now, I couldn’t be happier,” Korda, whose father won 10 ATP titles, said in the on-court interview.
He added: “I warmed up with my coach, he hits the flattest ball possible, so that worked out today.
“[Norrie] has a super tricky game. His backhand cross is world class, and his forehand once he gets it rolling cross it’s hard to defend. I’m super happy with the way I stayed aggressive and played the whole match.”
He will face Hubert Hurkacz in the final after the fourth seed from Poland beat Christian Harrison from the United States 7-6 (7-4), 6-4.
After no breaks in the opening set, Hurkacz edged the tie-breaker before breaking twice in the second set to set up the win.
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