Sebastian Korda set to secure new ATP ranking milestone


Sebastian Korda is enjoying a career-best season on-court, with the American young gun poised to edge up the ATP rankings in San Diego.

The 21-year-old has so far reached two ATP tour finals in 2021. He lost out to Hubert Hurkacz in Delray Beach before claiming the trophy on the clay of Parma, Italy.

There, Korda did not drop a set and defeated three higher ranked players en route to the title.

An impressive 27-17 win-loss record this year has put Korda at a career-high ranking of world number 42.

Korda will now climb even higher following his win over compatriot Tommy Paul in the San Diego Open first round.

The result will see Korda claim a new career-high of at least 40, breaking into the top-40 in the world for the first time.

Should the youngster go on to win the event, he could be looking at a ranking as high as 30 in the world.

As a 21-or-under player this year, Korda is eligible to compete at the year-end Next Gen ATP Finals, and is currently fourth in the so-called ‘Race to Milan’, behind Felix Auger-Aliassime, Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz.

The young star has reached the fourth round of two Slams so far in his career, at Roland Garros 2020 as a qualifier and Wimbledon 2021 as a direct main draw entry, where he lost to Karen Khachanov in an incredible final set.

“He’s got the game, he’s got the belief, he’s got the composure. He’s got it all actually. And he’s gonna only get better,” the great John McEnroe has said of the American.

To learn more about the burgeoning talent, read our ‘Five things to know about Sebastian Korda’ article.

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