Russian tennis player Aslan Karatsev shared his emotions from reaching the semifinals of the Australian Open.
The tennis player’s words are given in the official tournament account on Twitter. Karatsev said that reaching the Australian Open semi-finals gives him more confidence, and now he believes he can play with everyone.
Recall, on the eve of the Russian defeated Grigor Dimitrov from Bulgaria in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open – the first Grand Slam tournament of the season. The meeting ended with the score 2: 6, 6: 4, 6: 1, 6: 2 in favor of a tennis player from Russia.
For the first time in his career, 27-year-old Karatsev competes in the main draw of the Grand Slam tournament. Until recently, the name of a tennis player from North Ossetia was known only to experts and fans. AiF-SK wrote about how Aslan Karatsev from Vladikavkaz became the star of the Australian Open.
In the semifinals, which took place today, on February 18, Aslan Karatsev lost to the first racket of the world Novak Djokovic with a score of 6: 3, 6: 4, 6: 2.
In the final, the Serbian athlete will play with the winner of the match between Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev and Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas on February 19.
Previously famous tennis player Andrei Olkhovsky commented on the victory of Karatsev at the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. According to Olkhovsky, the athlete has overcome his psychological barrier and will now be able to play freely.