Sebastian Korda has had an outstanding run at the current Australian Open, where he is about to face Karen Khachanov for a place in the semi-final. Besides reaching his first Slam semifinal in a major on Tuesday, Sebastian will also have the opportunity to break into the top 20 for the first time in his still-young career.
According to the live rankings, Sebastian is currently number 25 and if he wins his next match, he will be ranked 18th after overtaking Lorenzo Musetti.
Here are the latest live rankings.
Korda at the Australian Open, ranking, and results in 2023
Ranked no.31, Sebastian achieved a composed 8-1 record in 2023. Korda is currently playing at the Australian Open where he bested the world no.87 Cristian Garin 6-4 1-6 6-3 6-2, the world no.138 Yosuke Watanuki 6-2 7-5 6-4, the world no.8 Daniil Medvedev 7-67 6-3 7-64 and the world no.11 Hubert Hurkacz 3-6 6-3 6-2 1-6 7-67.
The American was the runner-up in Adelaide (Adelaide International 1).
Khachanov at the Australian Open, ranking, and results in 2023
Currently the world no.20, Karen has a 7-2 win-loss record in 2023. Khachanov is now having a run at the Australian Open where he overcame the world no.72 Bernabe Zapata Miralles 7-63 6-2 6-0, the world no.84 Jason Murray Kubler 6-4 5-7 6-4 6-2, the world no.17 Frances Tiafoe 6-3 6-4 3-6 7-69 and the world no.33 Yoshihito Nishioka 6-0 6-0 7-64.
Karen won 4 titles in his career: 1 on hard courts and 3 on indoor courts. (See the list of his titles)
Sebastian Korda and Karen Khachanov played each other 3 times. Their current head to head is 2-1 for Korda. Before, the last time they fought against each other, Sebastian Korda won 7-5 7-6(9) in the 2nd round in Antwerp (European Open) in October 2022.