Russian danger man's ominous Aus Open warning

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Aslan Karatsev appeared from the bluish to carve retired an electrical Australian Open complaint successful 2021 – and the enigmatic Russian has rocked his rivals again.

The satellite No.20 has defeated three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray successful the men's Sydney Tennis Classic singles final, a twelvemonth aft unexpectedly advancing to the semi-final signifier of the Australian Open.

Karatsev was astatine his destructive champion against Murray astatine Ken Rosewall Arena, hurtling to a 6-3, 6-3 triumph 2 days retired from the commencement of the year's archetypal Grand Slam.

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Aslan Karatsev has won the Sydney Tennis Classic. (Getty)

"He takes down Andy Murray successful emphatic fashion," said South African doubles large Robbie Koenig connected Nine's Wide World of Sports arsenic Karatsev completed the win.

Karatsev was ranked extracurricular the apical 200 implicit the archetypal six years of his nonrecreational tennis career, portion helium was extracurricular the apical 500 arsenic precocious arsenic 2018.

Karatsev's triumph denied Murray his archetypal ATP rubric since 2019 and saw the 28-year-old triumph his third, pursuing triumphs successful Moscow and Dubai past year.

Karatsev volition connected Monday look Spaniard Jaume Munar successful the archetypal circular of the Australian Open.

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