Karatsev beats Djokovic in Serbia Open semi-final in 3:25 hour battle

(Jürgen Fritz, 25.04.2021) It was one of the best matches of the season. Aslan Karatsev defeated Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals of the Serbia Open in Belgrade last night in his home country – the tournament is organised by Novak’s brother – in the longest three-set match of the year after 3:25 hours 7-5, 4-6, 6-4. Karatsev fended off 23 break points and achieved the „biggest victory of my career“.

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Monte Carlo Masters Preview

(Jürgen Fritz, 11.04.2021) In the 2021 ATP Race, Novak Djokovic is just ahead of Daniil Medvedev in first position, Rublev and Tsitsipas are in third and fourth, Zverev in eighth. Rafael Nadal has played only one tournament this year and is ranked 33nd in the live race, but that could change in the next eight days as the first major clay-court tournament begins today in Monte Carlo.

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ATP 500 king Rublev also wins in Rotterdam

(Jürgen Fritz, 08.03.2021) Seventh tournament win since 2020. No other player on the planet has won as many ATP titles since then as Andrey Rublev. The 23-year-old Russian has reached ten singles finals in his career so far, winning eight of them – all of the last seven. After his win in Rotterdam, he rises from 5 to 3 in the ATP Race to Turin. And his match record against top ten players is the fifth best in the last 24 months.

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Da waren es fünf: Willkommen im 50 Siege-Club 2019!

(Jürgen Fritz, 01.11.2019) Sieg ist natürlich nicht gleich Sieg, aber 50 Matches auf der Profi-Tour in einer Saison muss man erst einmal gewinnen. Wem das gelingt, der gehört in der Regel zu den drei, vier, fünf Besten der Welt. Seit gestern sind es nun fünf Spieler, denen dieses Kunststück dieses Jahr gelang.

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