Russian tennis is going through one of its best moments. Comes from enshrine in the ATP Cup and now, for the first time, three players from that country will compete simultaneously in the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament. Who is it? Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev and Aslan Karatsev. Where? At Australian Open.
Medvedev He is one of the favorites to fight the tournament until the end. It has an extraordinary present and Chains a streak of 18 consecutive wins, the best of his career. In the round of 16 of the Australian Open, the 4th in the world beat the North American comfortably Mackenzie mcdonald by 6-4, 6-2 and 6-3.
Rublev He had a dream 2020 and he wants this 2021 to be even better. The number 8 in the ranking managed to get among the best eight of the first Grand Slam of the season after leaving on the way to Casper ruud. It was 6-2, 7-6 (3) and the Norwegian left.
Karatsev is the surprise of this contest. Coming from the qualy, got to be in the main frame of a Major for the first time in his career and reach, at least, the quarterfinals. With surprising tennis, he knew how to leave two high-caliber rivals on the road: a Diego schwartzman in the third round and in straight sets already Felix Auger-Aliassime for the knockout stages in a five-set battle, leading two to zero down.
Medvedev and Rublev will face off for a place in the semifinals, just like they did in the US Open 2020, where the last winner of the Masters Tournament won in three sets. For its part, Karatsev it will not be easy. A confident Grigor dimitrov, who comes from leaving Dominic Thiem on the road, will be his adversary.