Serena Williams' ex-coach sees a bit of Roger Federer in Sebastian Korda


Serena Williams' ex-coach sees a bit of Roger Federer in Sebastian Korda

Coach Rick Macci thinks Sebastian Korda is "the most talented American male tennis player" as he sees a bit of Roger Federer in the game of the 22-year-old. Korda, who reached the Australian Open quarterfinal earlier this year, is currently the fourth highest-ranked American man as Taylor Fritz, Frances Tiafoe and Tommy Paul are all ranked ahead of the 22-year-old.

But Macci - who was famously Serena and Venus Williams' childhood coach - thinks it is Korda who has the most talent among the American man. "If there is one guy who I think can be better than all the Americans, it's Korda.

I think Korda is the best of all of them. Now he's kind of been in the rear view mirror because he's been once again hurt. But I could see him winning multiple Slams. He kind of plays a little bit like Federer with a two-handed backhand.

His serve's only going to get better, his mind will get even stronger. He can win Wimbledon, he can do damage. He might be the most talented of all the Americans," Macci told Tennis-Infinity.

Macci: Korda stands out

American men's tennis has been doing well over the last year but they are still waiting on someone to bring them a men's Grand Slam title for the first time since 2003.

Taylor Fritz is the American male tennis player who has had the most success over the last year. Over the last 12 months, Fritz became a Masters champion - reached the Wimbledon quarterfinal - achieved a career-high ranking of No 5.

Frances Tiafoe has also been doing well as he made the US Open semifinal last year. "So I'm going on the record, like I did with Alcaraz. I know Francis, nothing against Fritz, I know Riley Opelka, all these guys it's great for American tennis, but if there's one guy, in my opinion, who stands out, it's Korda. But the other guys can definitely be in the Top 15, Top 20 all the time now," Macci said.

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