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Sebastian Korda French Open 2020 Wimbledon

Sebastian Korda proud of “big achievement” at Wimbledon

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Unseeded American Sebastian Korda defeated 22nd seed Dan Evans in four sets to reach the fourth round of Wimbledon 2021.

The world No. 50 prevailed 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the third round on his first appearance on Centre Court at Wimbledon.

The 20-year-old has made it to the last 16 at the All England Club on his first attempt – and matched his fourth round showing at last year’s French Open.

“I just stayed calm in the biggest moments as much as I could. I tried to stay relaxed and keep playing attacking tennis. That’s what I do and I’m really proud of myself for that today,” Korda said in his post-match interview.

“[On reaching the second week] A big achievement, a year ago I was 220 in the world. And now I’m here in the fourth round of Wimbledon. It’s incredible. I have my family to thank, my coaches and everybody around me.”

Korda earned the only break of the opening set to go up 5-3, before holding from 0-30 down to serve it out.

World No. 26 Evans responded well as he took the only break of the second set to go up 4-2 en route to leveling the contest.

The American then broke to go up 4-2 in a pivotal third set, but the Brit hit straight back in a lengthy seventh game after converting a fourth break point.

Korda, though, broke again in the following game – before serving out to take a 2-1 lead in sets.

Both players saved early break points in the fourth set, before Evans broke to go up 4-2. The 20-year-old, however, won four consecutive games to steal the set and claim the win.

Korda will play 25th seed Karen Khachanov in the fourth round.


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