“Just keep going on the trajectory that I am,” said Korda when asked about his mindset this season. “I'm putting in a lot of work. I'll go weeks where I'm not playing good tournament tennis, but I'm always positive and I'm always looking at the bigger picture. And, yeah, just trying to have fun. I'm doing something that I love and I'm just really enjoying it.
“I always have a goal. Last year was to finish the year top 50, and this year I would love to push it a little bit more and finish the year top 30, 25. I got a long way to go. But, yeah, it's pretty possible with how I'm playing and just everything going on.”
What makes Korda standout among a strong group of young American players is his ability to perform on the sport’s biggest stages. The Floridian made the fourth round at Roland-Garros in 2020 in just his second Grand Slam appearance and in total has made the second week twice in just five major outings.
His compatriot Tommy Paul described Korda’s game as “so clean”.
“Fun to watch. I like watching him play a lot,” added Paul, who is a former Roland-Garros junior champion. “He had my number last year, so definitely one of my goals this year is to get a W over him. A good player, really good player all around, fun to watch.”
There is a healthy competition among the American crew on tour and many believe Korda, who is currently US No.6, will soon be the leader of the pack.