July 5 , 2000
Sebastian Korda was born on July 5, 2000, and is one of the many up-and-coming tennis stars from the United States.
Seb Korda was introduced to the sport by his Czech parents who were both professional tennis players. His father, Petr Korda, was ranked as high as No.2 in the world and even won the Australian Open singles title back in 1998. His Mother, Regina Rajchrtova, was also a very impressive tennis player who was ranked as high as No.30 in the world during the peak of her career.
But it is worth noting that Seb did not start out playing tennis. Growing up, Korda played junior ice hockey but decided to switch to tennis at age 9 after accompanying his father to the US Open in 2009.
Sebastian Korda made his ATP debut back in 2018 after having a successful career as a junior winning the 2018 Australian Open Boys’ singles title. However, his breakthrough on the ATP Tour didn’t come until 2020 when he reached the fourth round at the French Open as a qualifier. But his run was cut short after losing to the King of Clay: Rafael Nadal.
In 2021 he continued his run of good form and won his first ATP title at the Emilia-Romagna Open which is ATP 250 event played on clay courts. This made him the first American in 11 years to win an ATP tournament on clay. He also made his Wimbledon debut in 2021 where he reached the fourth round after beating Alex de Minaur and Dan Evans before losing in a tight five-set match to Karen Khachanov.
In 2023 Sebi reached his fifth ATP final at the 2023 Adelaide International 1, but he lost to Novak Djokovic in a narrow 3-setter despite having a Championship point. He also reached the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam for the first time at the 2023 Australian Open after beating Daniil Medvedev and Hubert Hurkacz.
2023 is looking like a bright year for Sebastian Korda, with his current ranking of No.26 being the highest in his career, and we are hoping for more great results.
It is also worth noting that his sisters Nelly Korda and Jessica Korda are both professional golf players with current rankings of No.2 and No.18 in the world. I think it’s fair to say that the Kordas are a very sporty family!
As of 2023, Sebastian Korda has earned a total of $2,732,387 in prize money with $383,172 coming from his success at the 2023 Australian Open.
It is worth noting that this does not include money he’ll receive from his sponsorships such as Nike and Wilson which is where the majority of his income will come from.
It’s fair to say that Seb Korda’s net worth exceeds well over $3 million and will continue to grow as he achieves more good results.
Below is a list of all the gear he uses:
Racket: Wilson Blade 98 18×20 v8
Overgrips: Wilson Pro Overgrips
Many professional tennis players will use a customized version of existing rackets as they will want to stick with what they’re comfortable with. Seb Korda actually uses the Wilson H22 Pro Stock racket which is a very popular racket amongst pro players.
Sebastian Korda is currently sponsored by Nike and uses them for all his clothes, shoes, hats and other clothing accessories.
You’ll notice that players’ outfits will change throughout the year, normally around the time of the Grand Slams.
Seb Korda is endorsed by Motorola and luxury watchmaker brand Richard Mille.
You’ll often notice him wearing a Richard Mille during his matches.
Here are some notable career achievements from Sebastian Korda:
- Highest ranking of World No.26.
- Accumulated $2.7 million+ in prize money.
- Reached the quarter-finals of the 2023 Australian Open.
- Beat Daniil Medvedev and Hubert Hurkacz in the 2023 Australian Open.
- Won the ATP 250 Emilia-Romagna Open.
- Won the 2018 Australian Open Boys’ singles title.
Sebastian Korda has been in a romantic relationship with his girlfriend Ivana Nedved for over two years.
Her father is a former professional footballer for the Czech Republic and Juventus Football Club.
Sebastian Korda is only active on Instagram where he has over 130,000 followers.
Image Source: The New York Times