Unseeded Sebastian Korda, the 6-5 inch tall American, will be up against his fellow countrymen Tommy Paul in the second round of the Delray Beach Open 2021. Tommy Lee is currently ranked 52 nd in the World, and is seeded No. 5 in this event.
- Date: 9th January, 2021
- Tournament: ATP Delray Beach Open 2021
- Fixture: Sebastian Korda vs Tommy Paul
- Venue: Delray Beach, Florida, United States
- Round: Round of 16 (Second round)
- Category: ATP 250
- Surface: Outdoor Hardcourt
- Prize money: $349,530
Sebastian Korda vs Tommy Paul: Match Preview
Twenty year old Sebastian Korda comes from a sporting family. His dad Petr Korda is a former World No 2 and winner of the Australian Open in 1998. Although ranked at a lowly 119 in the rankings, Sebastian ended last year with an ATP Challenger Tour trophy in Eckental. On Thursday he defeated Soon woo Kwon of South Korea 6-4, 6-4 to set up an all American second round clash against Tommy Lee. At 23 years old Tommy Lee is not that older than Sebastian. Last year he achieved the biggest victory of his career so far when he defeated the World No. 7 Alexander Zverev. In the first round here, he defeated ji sung Nam of South Korea 6-1 6-4.
Sebastian Korda vs Tommy Paul: Head-to-Head
These two players haven’t yet met on the ATP Tour. So the record is still 0-0.
Sebastian Korda vs Tommy Paul: Match Prediction
Korda is a tall player with a big booming serve and decent movement on the court. Where he lacks though is experience. Will he be able to come back from a deficit? Tommy Paul prefers to stick to the baseline and has good movement on the court. Having won a few big matches, he is expected to keep his nerve on the big points. Tommy Paul will fancy his chances in this match.
Match Prediction: A straight set win for Tommy Paul.