Exclusive: Korda 'Most Talented' Of Upcoming Americans According To Macci

Exclusive: Korda 'Most Talented' Of Upcoming Americans According To Macci

by Erik Virostko

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Sebastian Korda is currently the fourth highest-ranked American, but according to Rick Macci, he's the most talented one.

In recent months, the 22-year-old struggled with injuries and because of that, he missed a lot of events. The American withdrew from Indian Wells, then, he pulled out of the Miami Open, and he wasn't ready even for the clay return as he also skipped the Monte-Carlo Masters.

Because of that, Korda didn't have a chance to add to his points total and missed out on a chance to overtake fellow Americans on the ATP Tour. But his talent is undeniable and even the seven-time USPTA national coach of the year, Rick Macci, knows that as he revealed in an exclusive interview with Tennis-Infinity.com.

"If there is one guy who I think can be better than all the Americans, it's Korda. I think Korda is the best of all of them. Now he's kind of been in the rear view mirror because he's been once again hurt."

The legendary American coach even compared Korda to the 20-time Grand Slam champion, Roger Federer, as he can see similarities in their game. Moreover, Macci sees an incredible space for improvement for Korda and that's what can take him to a Wimbledon title in his opinion.

"But I could see him winning multiple Slams. He kind of plays a little bit like Federer with a two-handed backhand. His serve's only going to get better, his mind will get even stronger. He can win Wimbledon, he can do damage. He might be the most talented of all the Americans."

Of course, Macci mentioned all the other Americans that are doing really well right now and mentioned their qualities. The likes of Taylor Fritz, Frances Tiafoe, and Reilly Opelka are all doing exceptionally and Macci knows it's good for the American tennis.

"So I'm going on the record, like I did with Alcaraz. I know Francis, nothing against Fritz, I know Reilly Opelka, all these guys it's great for American tennis, but if there's one guy, in my opinion, who stands out, it's Korda. But the other guys can definitely be in the Top 15, Top 20 all the time now."


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