Sebastian Korda pocketed over $200,000 from his run to the Roland Garros last 16 but was more pleased by convincing childhood idol Rafael Nadal to give him a signed shirt.
Korda, the World No 213 who came through qualifying in Paris, went down 6-1, 6-1, 6-2 to 12-time champion Nadal on Sunday in the fourth round.
“It was definitely the best moment of my life, super awesome,” said the 20-year-old. After the match, I asked him for a signed shirt when we were tapping rackets. I don’t know if anyone’s ever asked him for an autograph after a match, but that was definitely the coolest moment of my life and one I’ll never forget for sure.” said the 20-year-old.
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