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Sebastian Korda upsets John Isner

Tennis: French Open

Sep 30, 2020; Paris, France; Sebastian Korda (USA) reacts during his match against John Isner (USA) on day four at Stade Roland Garros. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports

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PARIS -- Sebastian Korda has now beaten two tour veterans in his first French Open.

After eliminating Andreas Seppi in his opening main draw match, the 20-year-old American qualifier took out 21st-seeded John Isner in the second round with a 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 win.

A former junior world No. 1 and winner of the boys title at the 2018 Australian Open - and the son of 1992 finalist Petr Korda - Korda broke Isner’s normally dominant serve five times.

The No. 213-ranked Korda will next face either Mikhail Kukushkin or qualifier Pedro Martinez on Friday.

Also, No. 27-seeded American Taylor Fritz reached the third round by serving 16 aces in a straight-set victory over Radu Albot.