“Well, that means that I have been on the TV for such a long time, that's the main thing,” joked the world No.2, hearing the news regarding Korda’s cat. “The same like when I was a kid, I was watching Sampras, Agassi, Carlos Moya, et cetera.
“Another negative thing that mean is that I am 34! That's another point that is not beautiful. But, happy to hear that. I know he's playing great. He's a very young kid with a lot of power. I think he has an amazing future - hopefully not yet.”
Sebastian's early progression into tennis was moulded by his mother Regina, a former world No.26, before dad Petr concentrated on the coaching side.
Whilst Korda embraces his tight-knit family, the 20-year-old is also targeting the household bragging rights.
“My dad, he's incredibly supportive. But my goal in life is to win two Grand Slams so I have one more than he has. That's what I'm going for,” said the Next Gen American with a smile.
“Both my parents are incredible. With the way that everything is going right now, they're super proud. I can't be more grateful for them.”