Tennis News. Tennis Interviews. Russian tennis star Aslan Karatsev has revealed that he has been dealing with a jetlag since arriving to Moscow but on Thursday it didn't affect him against Egor ...
Aslan Karatsev has been dealing with jetlag since arriving in Moscow, but that did not stop him from making a good start in Moscow on Thursday.. Following defending champion Andrey Rublev's loss, Karatsev beat Belarusian Egor Gerasimov 6-4, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the VTB Kremlin Cup.
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Aslan Karatsev has been one of the breakthrough stars of 2021, having made the Australian Open semi-finals as a qualifier and claimed his first ATP Tour title in Dubai. Karatsev, who is competing this week at the San Diego Open, is making a push to earn a spot at the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin. ATPTour.com caught up with the 28-year-old to discuss his life on Tour, why he is not a fan of flying, his craziest travel story and more.
Karatsev had begun to build momentum at the Challenger level before the Tour was suspended in March, 2020. He then laid down his racquet for the next three months, focusing exclusively on physical fitness (have you seen those calves!) and spending time with friends and family.
Tennis News; Tennis Interviews; Russian tennis star Andrey Rublev joked he and fellow compatriot Aslan Karatsev realized at the Indian Wells Masters that they're capable of playing well in doubles ...
Aslan Karatsev (RUS) vs. Egor Gerasimov (BLR) in the 2021 Moscow Match Point
Karatsev, who teamed with Rublev to win the Doha doubles title earlier in the year, crushed numerous clean winners off the return and baseline and also was explosive at net. For his part, Rublev's massive forehand always kept Puetz and Venus on edge.
Russian tennis star Andrey Rublev joked he and fellow compatriot Aslan Karatsev realized at the Indian Wells Masters that they're capable of playing well in doubles. Rublev, ranked at No. 5 in the world, and world No. 24 Karatsev are primariy focused on singles but in Indian Wells they put up a good run in the doubles event.
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs. Aslan Karatsev (RUS) in the 2021 San Diego quarterfinal match point.