Sebastian Korda feels positive vibes after reaching first ATP final

The 20-year-old Sebastian Korda will compete in his first ATP final in Delray Beach following a 6-3, 7-5 win over Cameron Norrie, reaching the title match at only his fifth ATP event in a career.

World no. 119 stayed focused in the second set's closing stages to beat the more experienced rival, happy with the way he performed following some loose moments. Sebastian suffered two breaks, one while serving for the match, and earned four breaks to bring the victory home in straight sets. The American was more effective behind both the first and second serve, leaving those two match points behind him and starting all over from the next game.

Korda won three straight games in the opener for 6-3 and stole Cameron's serve at 2-2 in set number two. Serving for the win, the youngster squandered two match points at 5-4 to lose ground a bit, recovering it instantly and securing games 11 and 12 to move over the top and take another big step towards the career's first ATP title.

"I'm fired up right now; I couldn't be happier. I warmed up with my coach; he hits the flattest ball possible, which worked out today. Norrie has a super tricky game. His backhand cross is world-class, and his forehand, once he gets it rolling cross, is hard to defend. I'm super happy with the way I stayed aggressive and played the whole match.

At 5-4 and those two match points, he played one good point, and then I threw in a double fault. But other than that, I played a really good match, and I'm super happy with it," Sebastian Korda said.

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