May 27, 2023
Russian tennis player Aslan Karatsev

Russian tennis player Aslan Karatsev

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Russian tennis player Aslan Karatsev defeated Chinese Zhang Zhizhen (99th in the ATP rankings) in the quarterfinal match at the Masters tennis tournament in Madrid. The prize fund of the championship exceeds 7.7 million euros.

The game ended with the result 7:6 (7:3), 6:4 in favor of the Russian, writes May 4 RIA Novosti. Athletes spent 1 hour 41 minutes on the tennis court. The Russian filed through six times, made two double faults and converted one of the two break points he earned. On the account of the opponent Karatsev there were four aces, two double faults, the Chinese failed to realize a single break point out of three.

In Karatsev’s sports career, this is the first time he reached the semi-finals of the Masters series tournament. For a place in the final, the Russian athlete will fight the winner of the meeting between the German Jan-Lennard Struff and the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (4th seed).

May 2 Karatsev won over his compatriot Daniil Medvedev and reached the quarterfinals. May 1 Karatsev defeated the Australian Alex de Minaura in the meeting of the third round. Matches of the clay tournament of the Masters series are held from April 26 to May 7. Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz is the reigning champion of the tournament.

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