Diego Schwartzman on Sebastian Korda: ‘I see many things similar to Tomas Berdych’

Sebastian Korda has been compared to former world number four Tomas Berdych by Diego Schwartzman after losing to the young American.

Korda, 20, has been impressing a lot this year, and he registered his first ever win against top ten opposition against Schwartzman in Miami.

He is the son of former Australian Open winner Petr Korda, but it’s another Czech that Schwartzman is reminded of when facing him.

“I see many things similar to Tomas Berdych when [Korda is] playing. I played against Tomas,” Schwartzman said.

“I felt the same today, you know, on court. He’s hitting really hard the ball. He has very good timing, good serve, good movements.

“He looks like he’s playing in ATP Tour since many years ago.

“He has a lot of confidence right now. I think he’s going to increase his ranking for sure this year.”

Berdych is regarded by many as the best modern player not to win a Grand Slam.

He came very close on a number of occasions, though, losing to Rafael Nadal in the 2010 Wimbledon final and reaching the semi-finals of all the other majors.

Korda will have to beat top ten opposition again if he is to progress further in Miami, with him coming up against Andrey Rublev on Wednesday.

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