Who Is Aslan Karatsev?

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Aslan Karatsev and his shocking tun to the 2021 Australian Open semifinals is undoubtedly one of the sport’s most surprising story lines in recent years. After coming through qualifying and recording impressive wins over the likes of Diego Schwartzman, Felix Auger-Aliassime, and Grigor Dimitrov, he has guaranteed a new career-high ranking of at least #42. […] READ MORE


Aslan Karatsev’s Remarkable Rise

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Aslan Karatsev caused a sizable shock by defeating Diego Schwartzman to advance to the fourth round of the 2021 Australian Open. The 27-year-old Russian reached the main draw of a Grand Slam for the first time after progressing through the Australian Open qualifying event in Doha last month. Karatsev beat talented 19-year-old American Brandon Nakashima […] READ MORE



Pablo Carreno Busta, Grigor Dimitrov, and the Luck of the Draw

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#16 seed Pablo Carreno Busta and #19 seed Grigor Dimitrov likely could not help but sigh after seeing the draw for the 2021 Australian Open. Finally, travel, quarantine, practice, and lodging rules are at least settled and the time has come for play. After all the hurdles to get to Day 1 with the protection of […] READ MORE





Why Andrey Rublev is Men’s Tennis’ Most Dangerous Rising Star

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Over the years, the term ‘rising star’ has been thrown around almost every time a young exciting talent emerges on the ATP tour. We have grown accustomed to seeing a handful of young players, nowadays dubbed as the ‘NextGen’, putting together impressive strings of results, which never fails to generate immense excitement around them. Russia’s […] READ MORE


ATP Year in Review: #16-20, Including Fabio Fognini and Stan Wawrinka

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Not too many players moved into the Top 20 this year, which is understandable considering the rankings freeze. Veterans Roberto Bautista Agut and Stan Wawrinka both fell slightly, but each player had a solid season to prove that they still belong in the top-20 in their 30s. Fabio Fognini struggled throughout 2020, and he will be […] READ MORE