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The bright red Karatsev overwhelms Murray and wins the Sydney title

Sydney: World No. 20 Aslan Karatzev yesterday demonstrated his intention to produce a master class to overtake Andy Murray in the Sydney Classic Final and to make another deep plan at the Australian Open. No1 Seed won 6-3, 6-3 in 1 hour and 31 minutes, hit 29 winners with almost perfect performance and was unable to answer three Grand Slam champions.

“Thanks to my team, we are doing a great job,” Karatsev said in his award presentation. Karatsev made history at the Australian Open last year after becoming the first Grand Slam debuter to reach the semifinals since the opening era began in 1968. Win the title for the first time since 2019. “It’s been a long way in the finals for the first time in three years,” the moving Murray said in a presentation.

Given a wildcard at the Australian Open next week, Murray was encouraged to play for the fifth runner-up Grand Slam. However, Murray, who had hip surgery to save his career, was blown out of court by a bright red Russian. His serve was immediately under pressure when Karatsev muscularized him around the court to take a break in the opening game. Karatsev stood up and continued delivery, piercing the line to make Murray run irregularly.

A double fault from Scotland passed Karatsev the first set, with Russia leading 3-0. Murray had a trademark fight and had the opportunity to break in the spectacular fifth match, but Karatsev held up and rushed to victory. Karatsev, who knocked out Murray’s British compatriot Dan Evans in a three-set semi-final thriller on Friday, will play Spain’s world number 72 Haumemunal in the first round of the Australian Open. Murray has an interesting opener against 21-seeded Nikoros Bashirashibiri, who won three sets in 16 rounds in Sydney. -AFP

https://www.kuwaittimes.com/red-hot-karatsev-overpowers-murray-to-win-sydney-title/ The bright red Karatsev overwhelms Murray and wins the Sydney title

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