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Korda of US Stops 2-time Australian Open Runner-up Medvedev—Pegula Beats Kostyuk

MELBOURNE, Australia—Sebastian Korda comes by his athleticism and competitive instincts honestly. From Dad, the 1998 Australian Open champion. From Mom, also a former professional tennis player. And from two big sisters, both current LPGA golf professionals.
Add in some mentorship from eight-time major champ Andre Agassi and a couple of coaches, including former player Radek Stepanek, and maybe it shouldn’t be all that surprising that Korda, a 22-year-old American never past the fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament, would manage to eliminate two-time runner-up Daniil Medvedev at Melbourne Park.
Korda’s attacking brand of tennis carried him past No. 7-seeded Medvedev 7–6 (7), 6–3, 7–6 (4) in the Australian Open’s third round Friday night, the latest in a string of victories by young men from the U.S. against top players this week….

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