Each day of Roland Garros Baseline will highlight one player's efforts for a job well done.

In two hours and 26 minutes, 20-year-old Sebastian Korda claimed the biggest win of his young career against countryman John Isner. Korda's aggressive style of play and natural movement on the dirt helped him to post a 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 score and make a little bit of history in the process.

Korda's triumph makes him the first player born in the 2000s to reach the third round at Roland Garros. Perhaps the qualifier ,who has already claimed five consecutive matches on the dirt, was destined to shine in Paris. After all, his father Petr was a finalist in 1992 and mother Regina was also a finalist in Paris at the Open Clarins in 1989.


"I'm over the moon," Korda said. "I'm super happy with the way I played, the way I stayed calm. Yeah, I just played a really good match."

Coming into Roland Garros, Korda had never captured a match at a major. Now he has five under his belt and will look to keep it rolling against fellow qualifier Pedro Martinez Portero.

Korda is enjoying the moment along with his entire familt.

"They watched the whole match," Korda said. "My sisters, as well. Everybody is pretty hyped up right now. No, it was the first person I called when I walked off court. We were all so happy."

Quick Facts


Winners struck against No. 21 seed Isner


Year Korda joined the ATP Tour


Korda's current ranking