Korda claims maiden Tour title


Sebastian Korda beat native favorite Marco Cecchinato 6-2, 6-4 to win the Emilia-Romagna Open in Parma and declare his maiden title on the ATP Tour.

It was additionally the primary triumph for an American on European claycourts since Sam Querry’s success at Belgrade in 2010.

Son of former World No. 2 Petr Korda, Sebastian joined Ramanathan Krishnan and Ramesh Krishnan, and Phil Dent and Taylor Dent because the third father-son pair to win tour-level singles titles within the Open Period.

In the meantime at Belgrade, Novak Djokovic loved success at his personal tennis centre when he gained the Belgrade Open with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Slovakian Alex Molcan in Saturday’s closing however his efficiency left loads to be desired forward of the French Open.

It was Djokovic’s first triumph since he clinched his 18th Main on the Australian Open in February. Since then, he has endured patchy claycourt season, together with a final 16 exit on the Monte Carlo Masters.

The outcomes (finals):

At Belgrade: ATP Belgrade Open: Novak Djokovic bt Alex Molcan 6-4, 6-3.

At Parma: ATP Emilia-Romagna Open: Sebastian Korda bt Marco Cecchinato 6-2, 6-4.

At Strasbourg: WTA Strasbourg Worldwide: Barbora Krejcikova bt Sorana Cirstea 6-3, 6-3.


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