Sebastian Korda News
Rafael Nadal pulled off another great escape Saturday, rallying from two breaks down in the third set to beat young American Sebastian Korda in the second round at Indian Wells.
Both Sebastian Korda and Carlos Alcaraz won all three of their matches in the round-robin group stage.
The 21-year-old Korda, the son of 1998 Australian Open champion Petr Korda, methodically picked apart local favourite Lorenzo Musetti
Alcaraz is living up to his billing as top seed and has not dropped a set in his two Group A matches at the round-robin tournament for the top 21-and-under players on the ATP Tour.
Alcaraz took just 75 minutes to beat Holger Rune of Denmark 4-3 (6), 4-2, 4-0, seeing out the group match with a crosscourt volley to take the final game and set to love.
There are 14 Americans in the top 100 of the ATP rankings, the most since 1996; the 13 men who got to the second round last week were the most since the 15 in 1994.
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With an aggressive style that's built for grass courts, Korda got past Britain's Dan Evans 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to become the youngest US man to reach the round of 16 at the All England Club since Andy Roddick got to the semifinals in 2003.
Wimbledon 2021: Novak Djokovic grabs 75th win at All England Club, Andy Murray suffers earliest exit
Defending champion Djokovic survived a nervy third set to defeat 114th-ranked American qualifier Denis Kudla 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (9/7) to book a place in the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the 55th time.
Barty came through 6-1, 6-7 (1/7), 6-1 against Carla Suarez Navarro in a match filled with emotion on Centre Court, whose roof ensured the match could be finished.
Saturday's victory made Korda the first American player to win a clay court tournament since Sam Querrey in Belgrade 11 years ago.
Emilia-Romagna Open: Sebastian Korda beats Tommy Paul to reach first ATP final, will face Marco Cecchinato
If Korda wins in the final he will be the first American in 11 years to lift a trophy on European clay, since Sam Querrey won in Belgrade in 2010.
Emilia-Romagna Open: Sebastian Korda to take on Tommy Paul in semi-finals; Marco Cecchinato faces Jaume Munar
Sebastian Korda is into his first clay-court semi-final.
Fourth-seeded Jan-Lennard Struff also struggled before beating wild-card entry Flavio Cobolli 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (2).
Emilia-Romagna Open: Lorenzo Musetti faces Yoshihito Nishioka in second round; Richard Gasquet advances
Musetti will next face eighth-seeded Yoshihito Nishioka, who rallied past Sam Querrey.
Lyon Open: Cameron Norrie beats Karen Khachanov in straight sets to set up final against Stefanos Tsitsipas
In Sunday's final, the 22-year-old Greek will face Britain's Cameron Norrie who raced past Karen Khachanov 6-1, 6-1 in the other semi-final.
Barty, who is assured of retaining her No 1 ranking next week, will play for the title Saturday against the winner of the second semi-final between No 8 Bianca Andreescu and No 23 Maria Sakkari.
Miami Open: Naomi Osaka, Ashleigh Barty, Bianca Andreescu in quarter-finals; Stefanos Tsitsipas into last-16
The world's top-ranked player Ashleigh Barty has reached the Miami Open quarter-finals, getting there by holding off 14th-seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 6-1, 1-6, 6-2
The top-ranked Barty rallied from a big third-set deficit and overcame a match point to win her opening match against qualifier Kristina Kucova, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5.