The 63rd-ranked Korda stormed to a 3-0 lead and never looked back as he attained his initial clay-court semifinal.
"I played a fantastic match. I understand he's been playing very great tennis, he also reached the semifinal at Lyon," that the 20-year-old Korda said. "But it is my very first semifinal on clay and I am super happy."
"We practice together a whole lot. It is likely to be a very fun game. He has been playing good, so hopefully it'll be a fun one."
Paul is the only real player left in Parma.
The other semifinal pits Marco Cecchinato -- that the sole Italian left at the draw -- from Jaume Munar of all Spain.
The 80th-ranked Munar hauled fifth-seeded Richard Gasquet 6-1, 6-1 while Cecchinato conquer Norbert Gombos 6-3, 6-1.Updated Date: 28 May 2021, 14:00