Aslan Karatsev took advantage of the invitation of the Dubai organizers and lifted nothing less than his first trophy at the professional level.
He defeated 6-3 and 6-2 classified Lloyd Harris and in his first final on the circuit he won the title. At the age of 27, the Russian, a surprising Australian Open semi-finalist, enters the Top 30 for the first time.
Karatsev, who already surprised when he reached the Australian Open semi-final that he lost to Novak Djokovic, took another step in his career. In an unprecedented crash He beat Andrey Rublev in the semis, one of the fittest players of the last year and a half, winner this year in Rotterdam and who in 2020 won five of the eight titles that his showcase contemplates.
Currently in position 42 of the ATP ranking, he took advantage of the WC and it is already the great appearance of the tennis year. It’s surely just the beginning …