Korda Beats Herbert To Advance In Lyon
Sebastian Korda outlasted rainy skies and a tough Pierre-Hugues Herbert to advance 7-6(5), 6-4 at the Open Parc Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Lyon on Monday. In the second round, he awaits the winner of seventh seed Felix Auger-Aliassime and Lorenzo Musetti.
Rain stopped the match at 5-4 in the second set, and Korda returned to the court to capatalise on his first match point, breaking Herbert for the third time. With the win, Korda snapped a four-match losing streak dating back to his quarter-final run at the Miami Open presented by Itau. At World No. 65, the #NextGenATP star is just three spots shy of his career-high FedEx ATP Ranking.