Sebastian Korda has added Jez Green to his team, the strength and conditioning coach who worked with Emma Raducanu during the offseason. Green is a well-known name on the Tour, having also worked in the past with Andy Murray and Dominic Thiem.
During the offseason, Green worked with Raducanu, who was determined to get stronger and recover from her nagging injuries. Now, Green is working with Korda, who was forced to miss the Masters events in Indian Wells, Miami and Monte Carlo due to a wrist injury.
After being out for three months, Korda returned to action at the Madrid Masters, where he was beaten by Hugo Grenier in his opener. With Green on board, Korda is certainly hoping to get stronger and avoid long injury setbacks.
When Raducanu was asked about Green, she had nothing but good to say about the strength and conditioning coach. “Jez is really good, he’s obviously so experienced, he’s worked with some of the top players, he’s been there through the journey with a lot of players who were young and then developed into top, top pros," Raducanu said of Green last year.
Korda hires Raducanu's ex-fitness coach Green
Korda made a great start to the 2023 season as he enjoyed two very strong runs in Adelaide and Melbourne. At the Adelaide International, Korda made the final before losing a three-set thriller to Novak Djokovic.
After a strong Adelaide run, Korda also made a deep Australian Open run as the American made the quarterfinal before a wrist injury forced him to retire mid-match against Karen Khachanov. After retiring injured at Melbourne Park, Korda was forced to sit out the next three months while recovering from a wrist injury.
In Madrid, Korda had a first-round bye before losing to Grenier.
Next up on Korda's schedule will be the Rome Masters. It remains to be seen if the addition of Green will help Korda in the long run.