Sebastian Korda calls himself a favorite for Wimbledon, boasting of an elevated game than the rest

The 22-year-old claims to have regained confidence in his game after a good performance at the ongoing Queen's Club Championships.


Sebastian Korda calls himself a favorite for Wimbledon, boasting of an elevated game than the rest

Sebastian Korda (Credits: Punto de Break)

American tennis player Sebastian Korda, currently playing the Queen’s Club Championships, recently gave an interview on Tennis TV. He stated that he has a lot of confidence in his game and believes he has the tools to go very far in Wimbledon. This claim comes after a string of poor performances from the 22-year-old since his return after a wrist injury sustained at the Australian Open.

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Korda, however, has seen a return of form at the Queen’s Club Championships. He dispatched Brit Dan Evans in the first round and then defeated in – form player Frances Tiafoe, both in straight sets, to book a spot in the quarterfinals.

“I’m very confident in myself on the grass court. I move really well and definitely have a game that not very many people have,” said Korda during a press conference after his victory against Tiafoe.

Korda spoke of his game as having been tailor–made to excel on the grass. Hence, he believes that given enough practice and no injury, he can be a favorite for the upcoming championships at Wimbledon. “I’m an aggressive player, I like to come to the net, I have good hands, and I definitely feel as if I’m one of the favorites at Wimbledon.”

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The lanky American will face home favorite Cameron Norrie in the quarterfinals here at Queen’s Club Championships. Norrie is a former Wimbledon semifinalist and finalist at this tournament.

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Sebastian Korda’s 2023 season so far

Korda at the Australian Open
Korda at the Australian Open (Credits: New York Post)

Sebastian Korda had a strong start to 2023, reaching the final of his first tournament of the season at the Adelaide International 1. His campaign included victories over Jannik Sinner and former World No. 1 Andy Murray. He lost to Novak Djokovic in the final, after squandering a championship point.

Korda then made his best showing at a Grand Slam at the Australian Open, making it to the quarterfinals. On his way he recorded upsets over then No. 11 Hubert Hurkacz and two–time former finalist Daniil Medvedev. He retired during his quarterfinal match against Karen Khachanov owing to a wrist injury. The injury sidelined him for 3 months.

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He then made his comeback during the clay season. His clay season remained largely unimpressive, with first and second–round exits at the Madrid Open, Italian Open and at Roland Garros.

Only now finding his groove and game at the ongoing Queen’s Club Championships, Korda will surely aim to win the tournament and to improve upon his best result of a 4th round appearance at Wimbledon. If Korda wins here, it would not far fetched to tout him a hot favorite at the upcoming championships at Wimbledon.

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