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Tennis: Like father like son, Korda emulates dad 20 years on


MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Sebastian Korda marked the 20th anniversary of his dad Petr’s memorable Australian Open triumph by winning the junior singles tile against Taiwan’s Tseng Chun-hsin on Saturday.


And in keeping with family tradition, the Czech celebrated with the same scissor-kicking routine his dad, and coach, performed after beating Chilean Marcelo Rios in 1998.


Korda’s sister Jessica is a golfer and won her first professional title, the Women’s Australian Open, in Melbourne in 2012.


While his dad was back home watching on television rather than in Melbourne, Korda said his victory made up for missing his 50th birthday last week.


Korda, who is also a two handicap golfer, admitted his dad’s victory is regular viewing at home.




READ MORE (euronews)


  • Nelly, Jessica Korda watch brother keep family tradition with Australian Open winGolfweek
  • Sebastian Korda Takes a Trip in His Father's Shoes but Finally Stands ApartNew York Times
  • Sebastian Korda follows in father's footsteps at Aussie OpenNew York Daily News
  • Petr Korda's Son Wins Junior Australian OpenbeIN SPORTS USA
  • Korda, Liang win Australian Open junior titlesWTOP
  • Sebastian Korda wins Australian Open boys' singles titleSkySports
  • The Latest: Women's final gets under way at Australia OpenNew York Daily News
  • Two decades on, Korda junior kicks onThe Sydney Morning Herald
  • Son Sebastian Korda wins US title almost 20 years after fatherRadio Prague


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