Russian tennis player Aslan Karatsev reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, defeating Canadian Felix Auger… For Aslan, who qualified for the Australian Open through qualifying, this is Slam’s main draw debut.
Before Karatsev, only six players made it to the quarter-finals in their first “Major”. The last was German representative Alex Radulescu at Wimbledon 1996.
Also, the Russian became the 14th “qualifier” who managed to reach the quarterfinals at the Grand Slam tournament, and the first after Australian Bernard Tomic at Wimbledon in 2011.
The 114th number in the world classification is the lowest-rated participant in the quarter finals of the Australian Open since 1991, when the American Patrick McEnroe, who also took 114th place, reached this stage.
Aslan Karatsev will play for the first time in the quarterfinals of “Slam”In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”