American Tennis Player Sebastian Korda Ambushed and Robbed of Luxury Watch in Monte Carlo Attack

American tennis player Sebastian Korda experienced a terrifying incident before the start of the current tournament in Monte Carlo. The son of a Czech tennis legend was ambushed by attackers in helmets near the local tennis complex, knocked to the ground and a luxury watch worth 300,000 euros, i.e. more than 7.5 million crowns, stolen from his wrist.

The 23-year-old native of Bradenton, Florida did not confide in the ugly experience during the Masters 1000 series tournament at all, the news about the event was published only a week later by the local news site France Bleu Azur.

According to him, Korda was ambushed right in the center of Monte Carlo, on Roquebrune-Cap-Martin street around half past eight in the evening by two men masked in dark motorcycle helmets.

They waited for the tennis player around the corner, knocked him to the ground, one of the attackers held him down and the other stole his Richard Mille watch.

“The victim did not suffer any injuries, but was in shock. The perpetrators fled the scene on a scooter and the police are intensively searching for them,” wrote the server, adding that Korda immediately filed a complaint at a nearby police station.

The 27th player in the world ranking then won the first round in Monte Carlo, in which he clearly outplayed the Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokin. In the second match, however, he caught a debacle from the currently dominant Italian Jannik Sinner.

Luxury watch thefts are frequent in the Principality of Monaco and the French Riviera every year. According to the media, thieves are able to choose their victims carefully, their attacks are fast and well organized. Very often the attackers are not caught at all.


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