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Australian Open: Sebastian Korda, son of 1998 Aus Open champion Peter, reaches first Grand Slam quarterfinal

FeaturedSports NewsAustralian Open: Sebastian Korda, son of 1998 Aus Open champion Peter, reaches first Grand Slam quarterfinal

Sebastian Korda 10th seed Hubert Herkaz in a fifth-set tiebreaker to reach his first career Grand Slam quarterfinal. Australian Open on Sunday. Korda’s 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 1-6, 7-6 (10-7) victory over Harkaz set up a third-round berth against 2021 US Open champion Daniil Medvedev, who He reached the final in Melbourne. Park each of the last two years.

Korda is a 22-year-old American whose father, Peter, won the 1998 championship in the tournament. Korda’s mother was also a professional tennis player, and her two older sisters play pro golf. 29th-seeded Korda will face 18th-seeded Karen Khachanov for a place in the semifinals.

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Khachanov defeated Yoshihito Nishioka in straight sets earlier on Sunday. The men’s fourth rounders are also scheduled for Sunday: No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. No. 15 Janic Sener, and No. 6 Felix Auger-Iliasime vs. unseeded Jiri Lahika.

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