Famous Tennis Player Petr Korda

Petr Korda

Born in Prague on 23rd January 1968, this left handed (one-handed backhand) Petr Korda was one promising tennis player who reigned over tennis world during his entire career. Whether singles or doubles, Petr Korda maintained its image in all matches. Starting his career in doubles in 1985 he came out to be one bright junior. He became a professional player at the age of 19.

Petr Korda is famous for his controversial win of Grand Slam final (Australian open) in 1998 after which he was banned for a year for being positive to a drug called nandrolone.

It was considered as his ever best win as he dominated the entire match right from the start. In his 13 years career he won 10 titles out of 27 in singles, which includes Grand Slam singles and doubles for one one time while appearing twice in both. He won Master Series for one time and ATP’s Championship Series twice, while he secured 5 wins and 9 loses in ATP’s World Series.

Coming towards doubles, Petr Korda played 24 titles out of which won 10 and was a runner-up in remaining 14 titles.

He was either a Winner or a Runner-Up in every title which is one of his achievements. His highest ranking was 2nd in singles in 1998 and is ranked as 10th in doubles. Petr Korda had his moves while playing which eventually led him to his victories. He had his particular attacking style that made him different.

Petr Korda is a big-name in the world of tennis, who was famous for his scissors kick which he used to do after winning the match.

The year ban is considered to be his career’s end after that he retired respectfully.

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