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French Open: Qualifier Sebastian Korda upsets fellow American John Isner

After eliminating Andreas Seppi in his opening main draw match, the 20-year-old American qualifier takes out 21st-seeded Isner in the second round with a 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 win.

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Paris Updated on: September 30, 2020 20:14 IST
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Sebastian Korda has now beaten two tour veterans in his first French Open.

After eliminating Andreas Seppi in his opening main draw match, the 20-year-old American qualifier took out 21st-seeded John Isner in the second round with a 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 win.

A former junior world No. 1 and winner of the boys title at the 2018 Australian Open — and the son of 1992 finalist Petr Korda — Korda broke Isner’s normally dominant serve five times.

The No. 213-ranked Korda will next face either Mikhail Kukushkin or qualifier Pedro Martinez on Friday.

Also, No. 27-seeded American Taylor Fritz reached the third round by serving 16 aces in a straight-set victory over Radu Albot.

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