Sebastian Korda is one of the youngest American male tennis players to make the top 100 ranking in the Association of Tennis Players, or ATP.

Korda’s professional debut began at age 18 when he competed in the New York Open in 2018. His powerful serve, wide court coverage with a height of 6 feet and 5 inches, and strategic game led him to Wimbledon this July.

Korda made his Masters 1000 debut as a qualifier at the warm-up Western & Southern Open tournament before the US Open. Korda made his Grand Slam debut as a wildcard at the US Open where he was defeated by Denis Shapovalov.

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Sebastian Korda (Photo Credit: Tennis Majors)

As a qualifier, Korda reached the fourth round at the French Open after beating Andreas Seppi, 21st seed John Isner and fellow qualifier Pedro Martínez. He lost to defending (and eventual) champion Rafael Nadal in straight sets.

Did Sebastian Korda attend IMG Academy?

Yes, Korda has been a part of the IMG Academy family for several years, and he’s certainly not the only Korda who’s recognizable on the Bradenton, FL campus.

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Sebastian Korda (Photo Credit:

Korda’s sisters, Nelly and Jessica, have a longstanding reputation on the LPGA tour and formerly attended IMG Academy’s golf program as well. Nelly is currently ranked No. 2 on the tour’s Rolex Rankings while Jessica is currently sitting at 22nd.

Korda was a star graduate of the IMG Academy which was founded by Bollettieri, and he came across a quote from the Hall of Fame coach and thus remembered him.

Korda has been absent from the tour since January, owing to a wrist injury that he first suffered at the Australian Open during his stellar start to the season.