Sebastian Korda shocks Matteo Viola 6-4 7-5 in the quarter in the Nur-Sultan Challenger on Friday. Korda will play against Aleksandar Vukic in the semifinal.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Korda won the set after recovering from 1 break down. In fact, after dropping his serve in the 4th (1-3) game, The American broke back in the 5th (2-3) and in the 9th (5-4) game before winning the set 6-4.

Korda missed the opportunity to break Viola in the 1st game when he had 3 consecutive chances (0-40).

2nd set.

Viola came out strong at the beginning of the set after breaking Korda in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating his break and lead 3-0. Nonetheless, the American managed to stage a good comeback to break the Italian 3 times in the 7th (3-4), in the 9th (5-4) and in the 11th (6-5) game before winning the set (7-5).

The American failed to serve out the set when leading 5-4 to be broken at 0.

A crucial moment of the match was when Sebastian won 4 consecutive games in the 2nd set to change the scoreline from 1-4 to 5-4.

At the end of the match, Sebastian scored 80 points vs. Viola’s 72 points.

Korda won this match even if he was far from perfect in converting his break points as he converted only 25% (5/20). On the other side, Viola was far from perfect in converting his break points since he converted only 38% of his break points (3/8). That was one of the key issues for his defeat.

After this encounter, the head to head between Korda and Viola is 1-0.

1st
Korda
Viola
6-4
6
4
5
4
4
4
3
4
3
3
2
3
1
3
1
2
1
1
0
1
2nd
Korda
Viola
7-5
7
5
6
5
5
5
5
4
4
4
3
4
2
4
1
4
1
3
0
3
0
2
0
1

Next Match: Sebastian Korda vs. Aleksandar Vukic – H2H and stats

Korda will come up against Vukic in the semifinal.

There is no head to head record between Sebastian Korda and Aleksandar Vukic since this will be the first time that they will play each other at pro level.

The last time that they played each other, Korda won 6-4 2-6 6-4 in the 3rd round in Sarasota Challenger back in April 2019.

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