Sebastian Korda drawing inspiration from sister, No. 1 ranked golfer

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Sebastian Korda drawing inspiration from sister, No. 1 ranked golfer

Rising American star Sebastian Korda is drawing inspiration from his sister as he is hoping to make a deep run at Wimbledon.
Over the weekend, Nelly Korda won it all at the Women’s PGA Championship in Atlanta. It was the first Major title for the 22-year-old golfer.

“Having my sister win her first major and now [being] the No. 1 golfer in the world is something incredible,” said Korda. “She’s 22 years old and already doing crazy things like that, so it’s really inspirational.

“I was with my dad watching in his room and it was super nerve-wracking. There was definitely some stress there, but she handled herself so well. It was super cool and both my Dad and I were super emotional and were just super happy for her”.

Korda makes a winning start at Wimbledon

On Tuesday, Korda upset last week's Eastbourne champion Alex de Minaur 6-3 6-4 6-7 (5) 7-6 (5). Korda made a perfect start to the match, having taken an early 3-0 lead. Korda failed to convert any of his six set points in the eighth game but served out for the opener in the ninth game.

Korda then broke de Minaur in the seventh game of the second set and held on to his serve to take a comfortable two-set lead. As no breaks were seen in the third set -- the set went into a tie-break -- in which de Minaur realized his second set point to force a fourth set.

The fourth set also had to be resolved in a tie-break as Korda converted his third match point to seal a win in four sets. “I was playing some really good tennis,” said Korda. “I started off really well and used my tactics and kept coming at him”.

Korda enjoys playing on grass. “My game is really comfortable on grass,” said Korda. “I think I move pretty well for how tall I am. I love to be aggressive and come to the net, and I hit a pretty big ball, so I think it works really well on the grass”.