Aslan Karatsev and Thanasi Kokkinakis they can boast of having their first titles of the year just hours before taking the court at the Australian Open.
After achieving a great result a year ago at the Grand Slam aussie reaching the semi-finals the Russian was proclaimed at the ATP 250 Sydney by defeating Andy Murray 6-3, 6-3 in the grand final in one hour and 32 minutes of play, in a match where he dominated the match from start to finish and left the Scotsman far from his best version. It will reach the Top 15 in the next few hours.
While, Kokkinakis for the first time a trophy as a professional and nothing less than before his people. It was at the ATP 250 in Adelaide II against Frenchman Arthur Rinderknech with partials of 6-7 (6), 7-6 (5) and 6-3 in the definition to which he arrived beating rivals of the stature of Benoit Paire or Marin Cilic. At the age of 25, he buried his curse with injuries and celebrated in a big way.