Sebastian Koda (31st, USA) advanced to the men’s singles quarterfinals at the Australian Open tennis tournament (total prize money 76.5 million Australian dollars).
Koda defeated Hubert Hurkaci (11th place, Poland) in the 4th round of men’s singles on the 7th day of the tournament held in Melbourne, Australia on the 22nd, 3-2 (3-6 6-3 6-2 1-6 7-6<10-7) >) was defeated.
With this, Koda advanced to the quarterfinals of the singles major tournament for the first time in his life, and competed with Karen Khachanov (20th, Russia) to advance to the semifinals.
Korda is the younger brother of LPGA tour players Jessica Korda and Nellie Korda. Jessica was born in 1993, Nellie was born in 1998, and Sebastian was born in 2000. Their parents, who are of Czech nationality, are also athletes.
His father, Petr Coda, won the 1998 Australian Open tennis men’s singles title, and his mother, Regina, was also a tennis player who reached world number 26 in 1991.
In an interview after advancing to the round of 16 two days ago, Koda said, “My father was ranked 2nd in the world rankings, my mother was in the 20th, Nellie was 1st and Jessica was 6th, so I am the worst player in my family.” His personal best ranking is 30th.
The ‘Coda Family’ all have good ties to Australia. His father became the Australian Open singles champion, Jessica won the 2012 and Nellie the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open in 2019. Sebastian also reached the top of the Australian Open junior singles in 2018. 안전놀이터
My older sister Nellie, who tied for second place until the third round of the Hilton Grand Vacations tournament before the opening of the LPGA Tour 2023 season in Orlando, Florida, USA, said in a local interview, “I woke up 30 minutes earlier than originally planned to watch my brother’s game.” The best player in our family.”
Koda, who defeated Danil Medvedev (8th place, Russia), the runner-up of the Australian Open for the last two years in a row, 3-0 in the 3rd round, took a 7-3 lead against Hurkachi in the 5th set tie-break, but is in danger of being overtaken 7-7. hit In the tie-break in the 5th set, where 10 points must be scored first, Koda exchanged rallies 20 times and made 8 to 7 with a forehand winner, and immediately ran away with a strong serve point to 9 to 7. At match point, after 27 rallies, Koda finished the close match at 3 hours and 28 minutes with a backhand passing shot.