Let’s start at the beginning. Vasek Pospisil served incredibly well in the first set, making 70 percent of his first serves while winning 90 percent of his first-serve points. But it was clear that Sebastian Korda was not going to be denied in the Citi Open first round.


Korda fought off two break points in his first service game, but capitalized on his first opportunity with this massive forehand winner.

Korda's ability to hold the baseline combined with his point-ending power makes him elite.

This backhand winner might not look that impressive, but it was struck from well behind the baseline. 


After some more seriously good serving from Pospisil, it was crunch time. This is one heck of a passing shot at 5-5 duece.

This was not a bad approach from Pospisil.

Not only was Korda rock-solid from the ground, his improvisational skills were also impressive.


Pospisil thought he had won the point after this extreme forehand angle. 

Pospisil's best was still not enough to defeat the young American. Do not be surprised if Korda lifts his second ATP trophy later this week in Washington, D.C.