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.
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
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.
Daniel Evans beats Felix Auger-Aliassime to win Murray River Open; Jannik Sinner clinches Great Ocean Road Open title
It was Daniel Evans' first ATP title win.
The council's president and vice-president will be elected at its first meeting in 2021.
Cologne Championship: Zverev advances to quarter-finals after beating Millman; Auger-Aliassime beats Gerasimov
Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime recovered from losing the first set to seal a 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/4) second-round win over Egor Gerasimov of Belarus late on Wednesday.
Zverev has had a breakthrough year in Grand Slam tournaments with his first semi-final at the Australian Open in January and first final at the US Open last month, when he lost to Dominic Thiem.
Alexander Zverev beats Alejandro Davidovich Fokina to set up Cologne Open final against Felix Auger-Aliassime
Felix Auger-Aliassime defeated second-seed Roberto Bautista Agut 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 in the semi-final to reach the summit clash.
Zverev edges past Harris to reach Cologne Open semi-finals; Rublev advances to last four at St Petersburg open
Hard-serving American Reilly Opelka, who beat defending champion Daniil Medvedev at St Petersburg Open on Thursday, was beaten by the seventh-seeded Borna Coric 7-6 (3), 6-3 in their quarterfinal.
Felix Auger-Aliassime, Jeremy Chardy, John Millman and Andy Murray were voted on to the council by their fellow players.
Dominic Thiem, the losing finalist in the Australian Open this year, battled to a 6-2, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory in the late match at an empty Arthur Ashe stadium.
The former World no 1 was demolished by the 20-year-old Canadian 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 inside Arthur Ashe Stadium in 2hr 8min.
Mexican Open: Rafael Nadal says Acapulco 'feels like home', recounts title wins in 2005 and 2013 as key moments in his career
Nadal has won the title or reached the final in three of his four appearances and views his 2013 win as a key moment in his career
Marseille Open: Stefanos Tsitsipas beats Felix Auger-Aliassime in straight sets to clinch second consecutive title
Although Auger-Aliassime asked tough questions of Tsitsipas in the opening set, coming up to the net to dictate play, the Greek soon started finding his angles to negate that strategy with passing shots
Open 13 Provence 2020: Stefanos Tsitsipas sets up final against Felix Auger-Aliassime after 7-5, 6-3 win against Alexander Bublik
Defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas reached the Open 13 final with a 7-5, 6-3 win against Alexander Bublik.
Open 13 Provence 2020: Daniil Medvedev bows out in quarter-finals after third straight loss to Gilles Simon; Stefanos Tsitsipas advances to semi-finals
Medvedev, the US Open runner-up and the top seed in Marseille, dropped his serve five times against the 35-year-old Simon, after breaking him in the first game
Rotterdam Open 2020: Gael Monfils extends his indoor mastery while Felix Auger-Aliassime continues to stumble at last hurdle
The complaint with Monfils has always been that we either see too much of him, or too little. But now he is playing consistently good tennis for weeks on end, while also throwing in his usual acrobatic flair to keep the highlight reels churning.
Monfils converted four out of 11 break points as he denied his 19-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime a maiden ATP title.
Rotterdam Open 2020: Defending champion Gael Monfils beats Dan Evans in straight sets to advance to semi-finals
Monfils will meet Serb Filip Krajinovic or Russian seventh seed Andrey Rublev, while Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta faces Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime in the other semi-final
Rotterdam Open 2020: Unseeded Slovenian Aljaz Bedene upsets World No 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets to book quarter-final spot
Russian Andrey Rublev continued his impressive form with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Alexander Bublik to extend his win record in 2020 to 13-1