Sebastian Korda: It's been big jump for me and I'm just having fun

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Sebastian Korda: It's been big jump for me and I'm just having fun

Rising American star Sebastian Korda says he is just having fun and enjoying his time on the court. Korda, 21, captured his maiden ATP title this year in Parma and currently he is enjoying a career-high ranking of No. 42 in the world.

Korda made a winning start to San Diego Open campaign, beating fellow compatriot Tommy Paul 6-3 5-7 6-1. "I'm just having fun. A year ago I was ranked 220 in the world. Now I'm 42 in the world," Korda said in his on-court interview, per the ATP website.

"It's been a big jump for me and [I am] just having fun."

Korda reflected on the Paul win

"It was tough. Tommy started playing a lot better. In the first set I was playing really well and dictating really well and then he was coming up clutch in some big moments," Korda said.

"I just played better in the third set." Elsewhere, American Marcos Giron needed 10 match points to edge out Jaume Munar 6-7 (2) 6-1 6-4. “The first set was close. I feel like I had chances, but he played better than me in the tie-break,” Giron said.

“I thought I did a great job resetting and adjusting in the second, and then in the third I was able to get the break early, but he kept holding on. “I’m happy to get through that, it was a battle. That might be the most match points I’ve ever had”.

John Millman joined Giron on the winners' circle in Sofia, having beaten Mikael Ymer 6-2 6-4. “At this level every match is a bit of a battle, but I was really happy with how I played here in my first match,” Millman said.

“Getting used to the conditions is so important and right from the start I thought I set a really good level”.

Sebastian Korda