Russian Aslan Karatsev defeated Croat Marina Chilich in the VTB Kremlin Cup final in Moscow.
The meeting ended with a score of 6: 2, 6: 4
Karatsev made an early break in the first set and gave only 2 points on his serve, taking 3 out of 4 games to zero. In the second game, Cilic made a break point for the first time, which he could not convert.
In total, during the match, the winner made 2 aces, made 2 double mistakes and made 3 breaks. His 41st-ranked opponent in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) ranked 7 innings through, 1 double fault without breaking.
The Russian has already guaranteed himself a debut in the top 20 of the ATP rankings. Thanks to this victory, he will become the 18th racket in the world.
28-year-old Karatsev took the second title under the auspices of the ATP. Recall that his best result at the Grand Slam tournaments is reaching the semifinals of the Australian Open-2021. He is also the silver medalist of the 2021 Olympics in mixed doubles with Elena Vesnina.
ATP 250. VTB Kremlin Cup. Moscow, Russia). Hard. Prize Pool – $ 697,125
Aslan Karatsev (Russia, 2) – Marin Cilic (Croatia, 6) – 6: 2, 6: 4