So far, Sebastian Korda is spending a “super” time at Wimbledon.
First and foremost, the 20-year-old American – part of a family with sporting events – won his grassroots Grand Slam debut, eliminating No. 15 Alex de Minaur 6-3, 6-4, 6- 7 (5), 7-6 (5) after nearly 3 1/2 hours on Tuesday with some strong passes and attacking style.
One of Korda’s older sisters, Nelly Korda, won her first major PGA Women’s Championship title last weekend to win No. 1 in women’s golf. The other, Jessica, is number 13.
Their parents, Regina and Peter, were professional tennis players: their mother was ranked in the top 30; Dad won the Australian Open in 1998 and was runner-up at the 1992 French Open.
“It’s great to have my father here. We don’t travel together that often, but whenever, it’s really special, “said the younger Korda. “And especially here at Wimbledon, it’s great.”
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Corda, who turns 21 next week and is based in Bradenton, Florida, found his first Wimbledon “super exciting.”
His father, who was on Court 17 to watch his son beat a player who came out of the title on the pitch last week, was “super happy” – although “he also sees the mistakes I made during the match, and lets me understand correctly far. “
“Super cool” is that his siblings will compete in the Tokyo Olympics – although Korda said he has not yet made a decision.
Sebastian and his father became “super emotional” and “super happy” while watching Nelly win her title that day, which was “super cool.”
“I PLAY FOR ME”
The chair of the chair in the loss of Benoit Peir at Wimbledon on Tuesday believes that the Frenchman did not give exactly 100% effort.
The fans agreed. As for Paire? He said he didn’t care.
Peer suffered a breach of the code of unsportsmanlike conduct due to lack of effort and was hacked by a fan as he walked through the final set in his first-round defeat against Diego Schwartzman of Argentina at number 9.
The 32-year-old Payer didn’t really seem as interested in the procedure after losing his pass to start the third set when the game, which was suspended late Monday, resumed with Schwartzman ahead 6-3, 6-4.
He lost the next 12 points, often hitting the ball into the net. Then, down 5-0 and 30-0, he received the code violation from presiding judge Mohamed Lahyani.
Payer went to the sideline and sat down, telling Lahyani to “call physiology.”
“Benoit, you can’t play like that,” Lahyani replied. “I told you to do your best.” I will not shout physiologically about this. “
During this exchange, someone in the crowd shouted at Peir, “You’re wasting everyone’s time.”
Peir returned to the court and let out an exaggerated murmur as he hit the ball. Schwartzman won the next two points for a 6-0 final set that lasted 16 minutes.
Lahyani is the referee who made headlines at the 2018 US Open when he climbed out of his seat to encourage Nick Kyrgios during a match.
Subsequently, Payer did not apologize when asked about the reaction of fans to his game.
“I do not care about people. I play for me and that’s it. I don’t play for people, “said Peer, 46.
He said he was trying his best.
Payer said it’s hard to live a bubble life.
“I’m just trying to stay in the balloon … to stay in my room, to take the COVID test, even if I’m vaccinated,” he said. “I don’t agree with everything here. I like the tournament. When I started) during the tour I said I didn’t like the tournament. I really like it now. But what I don’t like is how they treat us – like ‘stay in balloon “- and everyone is out in town. I don’t understand.
Players and their entourage must stay in a hotel during the tournament, instead of in the area’s homes, because of the All England Club’s attempt to create a “minimal risk environment” with COVID-19 testing and a “tracking and tracking program”. . “
Last year, Paire tested positive for coronavirus at the US Open and withdrew from the field.
Schwartzman noticed Peir sinking into shape.
“At the end of the last two games he was not very focused. It was difficult for him, “Schwartzman said.
Carla Suarez Navarro declared himself the happiest toy at Wimbledon – after losing.
The comment was understandable and touching: the 32-year-old Spaniard returned to the All England Club after being removed for more than a year to undergo chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Former Top 10 player Suarez Navarro announced in April that she was cured and later said it would be her last year on tour. She said on Tuesday that she still plans to retire after the US Open.
That’s what her last Wimbledon did. She bowed at a loss to Ash Barty at Center Court, but not before pushing No. 1 in the third set. The result: 6-1, 6-7 (1), 6-1.
“A lot of emotions. It’s not easy, but I’m really happy, “said Suarez Navarro. “I can’t ask for anything better than this day.”
Suarez Navarro had two points from defeat in the second set when he collected, but the match slipped away when he lost the first 13 points of the final set.
“I’m trying to do my best,” she said. “I know what I have to do to win the match, but my body is not the same (as) two years ago. When I spend time on the court, I feel tired. “
Barty joined the crowd in applause as Suarez Navarro left the court.