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Korda's resilience took him to glory

American tennis player Sebastian Korda will go to the French Open flying as he won his first ATP career title at the Emilia Romagna Open in Italy.

The two-decade-old player extinguished Marco Cecchinato dream of also clinching the crown for the first time, in a 6-2, 6-4 victory on Rome.

With this feat, Korda became the first player to lift the title in a European clay court since Querrey did against compatriot John Isner in 2010.


In furtherance to the feat, his victory made him the third father-son duo to win tour single title the Open Era, since his father Petr Korda.


“I thought I was going to get it done in Delray Beach [earlier this year], and I was a little heartbroken," Korda said after the match

“But I stayed positive, even with such a bad first part of the clay-court season. I took a couple of days off, recharged my batteries, and had a really good practice week in Prague with my dad and my coach. I came back hungrier, and I’m playing some really good tennis now.” he said emphatically 

The American will face Pedro Martinez in the first round of the Roland Garros tomorrow.

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