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​​Sebastian Korda: The rising US tennis star who is

In truth, the young American has tougher competition than most, coming from a family full of champions

His sisters, Jessica and Nelly, are both professional golf players – and very good ones at that

Jessica has won six LPGA events in her career, while Nelly won the Women’s PGA Championship

Speaking after beating two-time finalist Daniil Medvedev in straight sets in the third round on Friday, Korda

“But my mom’s career high was 26, my dad was two, my sister Nelly was No

31, is likely to rise up the rankings after a brilliant run in Melbourne

He needed five-sets to get past Hurkacz, though, including a nail-biting, final-set tiebreak in which he relied

“Every time I went to the towel, I won the point, so I just kept going to

However, Korda’s run in Australia came to an unfortunate end on Tuesday after he was forced

Korda is a former junior champion at the Australian Open and won his first, and so far

He also came a point away from defeating Novak Djokovic at the Adelaide International on January 8, demonstrating

“If I had to pick one, I’d probably pick Sebastian Korda; he’s the youngest of

The eight-time grand slam champion has been helping his young compatriot for the last two years, during

He’s been one of the biggest parts in my rise,” Korda said, according to the ATP

“Just overall, just as a tennis player, as a human being

Korda will face Russian Karen Khachanov in the quarterfinals on Tuesday and, no doubt, his whole family

I mean, he grew up playing hockey – he was pretty good at it, too

While it remains to be seen how he fares in Melbourne, Korda has all the makings of