‘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.
Final bound 🙌
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) January 13, 2021
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.
‘The pain was becoming too severe,’ says Ashleigh Barty as her retirement sends Coco Gauff into semi-final
“It became worse while we were playing,” reveals Ashleigh Barty.
Geneva Open draw: Roger Federer finds out path to possible glory as he avoids a couple of big guns in top half
This way for your full Geneva Open draw.
Simona Halep confirms ‘small tear’ in left calf, but hopes to ‘speed up return’ with Roland Garros looming
“I’m staying positive,” says Simona Halep.
Rafael Nadal bounces back against Alexander Zverev to reach semi-final in Rome
Nadal lost to Zverev in Madrid but came out on top in Rome.
Boris Becker explains why Rafael Nadal might not be invincible at the French Open this year
Boris Becker believes Rafael Nadal could be vulnerable at the French Open.
Rafael Nadal avenges Madrid Open loss as he claims ‘important win’ against Alexander Zverev in Rome
Solid stuff from Rafael Nadal at the Italian Open.
Emilia-Romagna Open: From late addition to the calendars to luring Serena Williams and Venus Williams
Oli Jefford gives you the lowdown on the Emilia-Romagna Open.
‘I’m a human being so I tend to lose my cool. At times I’m ashamed of it,’ admits Novak Djokovic
“Forgive yourself first and then learn lessons,” says Novak Djokovic.
An ‘amazing, unbelievably emotional moment’ for Lorenzo Sonego as he stuns Dominic Thiem
Delight for Lorenzo Sonego at the Italian Open.
Andy Murray gives positive assessment of week in Rome, saying ‘I’m happy I came over here’
Murray has been practising with top players.