Coach: Winning first ATP title made Sebastian Korda more confident

Coach Theodor Devoty revealed that winning a first ATP title in Parma helped Sebastian Korda’s confidence. 

Korda, 21, captured his maiden ATP title this past May after beating Marco Cecchinato in the Parma final. 

Korda is now playing at the Next Gen ATP Finals, where he clinched four wins to make the final. 

“It was a complicated start to the season. We were in Belgrade, Munich and Madrid and he lost in the first round each time. Then we came to our base in Prague and we talked and did two weeks of practise and went to Parma. First round he played [Andreas] Seppi, a tough match. He won in three sets and then it started. That was the first tournament with his girlfriend and he lifted the trophy. He beat [Lorenzo] Sonego and in the final, he beat [Marco] Cecchinato. It was an amazing week and we enjoyed it a lot and it was great. It helped with his confidence,” Devoty told the ATP website.

Korda had a great Wimbledon run 

After winning Parma, Korda put up a great run at Wimbledon to make his maiden Grand Slam round-of-16. 

En route to making the Wimbledon round-of-16, Korda beat Antoine Hoang, Alex de Minaur and Daniel Evans. 

Korda’s Wimbledon campaign ended with a loss to Karen Khachanov.

“If you asked Sebi, I don’t think he would say he was in shock, but I think he was. The fourth round at a major is amazing. During the match against Karen Khachanov, I was almost crying. In that fifth set, both players lost their serve about eight times. I don’t think this would have happened in history before. You can’t imagine how he was feeling after this defeat. He was very sad. He needed a few days to relax and reset. There is always next week and a new challenge,” Devoty said.

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