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Russian Aslan Karatsev beats Lloyd Harris in straight sets in Dubai final to claim first ATP Tour title
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Russian Aslan Karatsev beats Lloyd Harris in straight sets in Dubai final to claim first ATP Tour title

The 27-year-old, who became the first man to reach the semi-finals on their Grand Slam debut in the Open era at the Australian Open last month, cruised past South African Harris 6-3, 6-2.

Dubai Tennis Championships: Aslan Karatsev beats Andrey Rublev to enter maiden ATP singles final
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Aslan Karatsev beats Andrey Rublev to enter maiden ATP singles final

The 27-year-old, who became the first man to reach the semi-finals on their Grand Slam debut in the Open era at the Australian Open last month, edged out his in-form compatriot 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.

Dubai Tennis Championships: Andrey Rublev overcomes Marton Fucsovics challenge; Denis Shapovalov enters semi-final
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Andrey Rublev overcomes Marton Fucsovics challenge; Denis Shapovalov enters semi-final

Second-seeded Rublev extended his winning streak at 500-level tournaments to 23 matches in a row after he overcame Hungarian Marton Fucsovics 7-5, 6-2.

Denis Shapovalov, Aslan Karatsev through to semi-finals of Dubai Duty Free Championships
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Denis Shapovalov, Aslan Karatsev through to semi-finals of Dubai Duty Free Championships

The third-seeded Shapovalov has yet to drop a set this week in the Emirates, and has not been broken in all 28 service games he has played through three matches.

Andrey Rublev criticizes ATP ranking system following opening-round win in Dubai
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Andrey Rublev criticizes ATP ranking system following opening-round win in Dubai

Shapovalov, who enjoyed a winning debut in Dubai thanks to a 6-1, 6-3 second-round success over German big-server Jan-Lennard Struff on Tuesday, says being confined to a hotel room at every tournament due to the Covid-19 restrictions in place can take a mental toll on the players.

Qatar Open: Roger Federer makes winning return against Dan Evans after 13 months out
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Qatar Open: Roger Federer makes winning return against Dan Evans after 13 months out

"It's been a long and tough road for me," said Federer, who hasn't played a match since a semis defeat to Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open in January 2020, 405 days ago.

ATP rankings: Daniil Medvedev breaks into top three as Aslan Karatsev soars 72 places
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ATP rankings: Daniil Medvedev breaks into top three as Aslan Karatsev soars 72 places

Medvedev finished runner-up at a Grand Slam for the second time as he was swept aside by top-ranked Novak Djokovic in Sunday's final in Melbourne, the Serb collecting his 18th major title.

Nine finals, nine titles: Recounting Novak Djokovic's dominance at Australian Open
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Nine finals, nine titles: Recounting Novak Djokovic's dominance at Australian Open

Here's a look at Djokovic's incredible run of success and the records he has set on the way to becoming the undoubted king of Melbourne Park:

Australian Open 2021: Aslan Karatsev fairytale has happy ending as qualifier takes home points, confidence, and prize money
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Australian Open 2021: Aslan Karatsev fairytale has happy ending as qualifier takes home points, confidence, and prize money

Qualifier Aslan Karatsev, who had never before qualified for a Grand Slam, will soar from 114 to 42 in the rankings and collects $658,000 in prize money, more than doubling his career earnings.

Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic says he felt 'at his best' in demolition of Aslan Karatsev
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Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic says he felt 'at his best' in demolition of Aslan Karatsev

After beating qualifier Aslan Karatsev, Djokovic, showing no ill-effects from an abdomen injury sustained in the third round, said, "This is the best I've felt in the entire tournament. I could swing through the ball. No pain. The best match so far."

Australian Open 2021: Naomi Osaka halts Serena Williams' bid for 24th Slam title; Novak Djokovic marches on
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Australian Open 2021: Naomi Osaka halts Serena Williams' bid for 24th Slam title; Novak Djokovic marches on

Fans witnessed an emotional exit from Williams, Jennifer Brady's win over Karolina Muchova and top-ranked Djokovic preserving his perfect semi-final record at Karatsev's expense.

Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic ends Karatsev's dream to reach 28th Grand Slam final
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Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic ends Karatsev's dream to reach 28th Grand Slam final

Djokovic, 34, remains on course for his 18th Grand Slam trophy, nipping at the heels of rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who are on 20.

Australian Open 2021 Highlights: Novak Djokovic through to ninth final; Jennifer Brady sets up Naomi Osaka clash
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Australian Open 2021 Highlights: Novak Djokovic through to ninth final; Jennifer Brady sets up Naomi Osaka clash

Australian Open 2021 Semi finals: Novak Djokovic will look to stay on track for an 18th Grand Slam title, while Serena Williams has the formidable figure of Naomi Osaka blocking her path to a record-equalling 24th when the Australian Open semi-finals begin.

Australian Open 2021: Stefanos Tsitsipas finds 'nirvana' in stunning upset of Rafael Nadal
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Australian Open 2021: Stefanos Tsitsipas finds 'nirvana' in stunning upset of Rafael Nadal

"I wasn't thinking about a lot of things," said Tsitsipas. "How would I describe myself? Nirvana. Just was there... playing, not thinking."

Australian Open 2021: I only wanted to reach top-100, says surprise semi-finalist Aslan Karatsev
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Australian Open 2021: I only wanted to reach top-100, says surprise semi-finalist Aslan Karatsev

Karatsev was also the lowest-ranked man, at 114, to make the semis at a Slam since Goran Ivanisevic at Wimbledon in 2001 when ranked 125.

Australian Open 2021: Two semi-finalists assured, Russian resurgence gets a shot in the arm in Melbourne
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Australian Open 2021: Two semi-finalists assured, Russian resurgence gets a shot in the arm in Melbourne

Russia's men have dominated the fledgling 2021 season, winning the ATP Cup, and will provide two of the semi-finalists at the Australian Open after qualifier Aslan Karatsev, ranked 114, continued his fairytale run by beating Grigor Dimitrov on Tuesday.

Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic beats Alexander Zverev, into ninth semi-final; Serena Williams sets up Naomi Osaka last-four clash
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Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic beats Alexander Zverev, into ninth semi-final; Serena Williams sets up Naomi Osaka last-four clash

Djokovic pulled himself together and pulled out the victory, reaching his ninth semi-final at Melbourne Park by eliminating No 6 seed Zverev 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (6)

Australian Open 2021: Serena Williams against Simona Halep, Naomi Osaka versus Hsieh Su-wei in quarter-finals
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Australian Open 2021: Serena Williams against Simona Halep, Naomi Osaka versus Hsieh Su-wei in quarter-finals

Williams leads the series 9-2, but Halep won their most recent showdown, 6-2, 6-2 in the 2019 Wimbledon final.

Australian Open 2021: 'Amazing, amazing' Giant-killer Aslan Karatsev makes quarters in maiden Slam
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Australian Open 2021: 'Amazing, amazing' Giant-killer Aslan Karatsev makes quarters in maiden Slam

Karatsev, ranked 114, is the first Grand Slam debutant to reach the quarter-finals at a major since Romanian Alex Radulescu at Wimbledon in 1996 and only the seventh in the Open era.

Australian Open 2021: Dominic Thiem stunned by Grigor Dimitrov; Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka survive
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Australian Open 2021: Dominic Thiem stunned by Grigor Dimitrov; Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka survive

A fatigued-looking Thiem, coming off a five-set win over Australia's Nick Kyrgios, slumped in straight sets to Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov who took it 6-4, 6-4, 6-0 in just over two hours.