The first racket of the world Serb Novak Djokovic applauded Russian tennis player Aslan Karatsev, who lost to him in the semifinals of the Australian Open.
Djokovic applauded the 27-year-old tennis player from North Ossetia as he left the court. A video of this moment was posted on the official Australian Open Twitter account.
For the first time in his career, Karatsev played in the main draw of the Grand Slam tournament and became the first player in the last 10 years to qualify for these competitions and reach the semifinals.
Also, for the first time, Russian tennis players Daniil Medvedev and Andrei Rublev reached the fourth round of the Australian Open.
Aslan Karatsev lost today to the Serb with a score of 6: 3, 6: 4, 6: 2.
In the final on February 21, Novak Djokovic will face the winner of the match between Medvedev and Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.