The power of novelty, the illusion of witnessing the first steps of a new star and the added curiosity of finding similarities with their father. It is what flows into Sebastian KordaBut all of this is forgotten the moment he is seen playing tennis. He stops being Petr’s son to become a 20-year-old boy who transmits magnificent sensations. Your benefits in this Roland Garros 2020 They are being tremendous, passing for the first time in their career a preliminary phase and then getting into the round of 16. The dream has come true and will measure forces with Rafael Nadal.
“As a child I played hockey, but when I was 10 years old I got hooked on tennis. Life turned me upside down when I went with my father and Radek Stepanek as a spectator to US Open 2009. I saw the atmosphere, I witnessed live matches and when I got home I told myself that I had found my vocation, I wanted my life to revolve around that sport “, highlights Sebastian, whose height (1.96m) is not an obstacle to who moves around the court with tremendous agility and is able to defend himself effectively and take a wide range of blows. He is not a typical puncher, but a versatile tennis player, tactically organized and very complete.
It is striking that, when questioned about his father’s influence on his tennis, he notably trivializes her. “When I started playing tennis my father was traveling the world with my sister, supporting her in her career as a golfer. I spent hours playing tennis with my mother and it is she who has been the greatest influence on me in this regard. My way of playing is determined by their advice and mentoring, “said a man who emphasized his physical preparation, together with a personal trainer who has advised him in this area.
“Before the pandemic broke out I already felt that my moment had come. I was playing very good tennis and when everything happened, I did not allow myself to be carried away by frustration. I remained positive and working hard. I am advised by Radek Stepanek, my father helps me to Sometimes, although a fundamental figure is that of my physical trainer: Marek Vseticek. I am very proud of my effort during the quarantine since I returned to the tracks stronger than ever, “said a man whose head coach belongs to the USTA and is the mythical Dean Goldfine, who usually travels with him. “
Asked about the possibility that father, Petr KordaTake a role in your tennis preparation or business management, Sebastian gave an amused response. “He is a great support for me, but I will not deny it; my goal is to win the Grand Slam to be able to say that I am better than him,” he argued with laughter from everyone present at the press conference. His admiration for Rafael Nadal is evident, as it emerged from the curious answer he offered when asked about the Balearic. Will he be able to achieve the feat of stopping the path of the Spanish in Roland Garros 2020? It may be too early for that, but there is no question of the enormous potential of Sebastian Korda.