Tennis scores, news and results, January 15, 2022: Thanasi Kokkinakis wins Adelaide International final; Aslan Karatsev defeats Andy Murray in Sydney Tennis Classic
Karatsev Overwhelms Dogged Murray To Claim Third ATP Title
Aslan Karatsev dominated Andy Murray to claim his third ATP Tour title at the Sydney Tennis Classic on Saturday.
Karatsev defeated the former World No. 1 6-3, 6-2 to deny Murray a 43rd career title. The Russian has now won three of the four ATP Tour finals he has contested, with his sole defeat coming against Matteo Berrettini in Belgrade in 2021.
It was Karatsev’s first ATP Tour final on Australian soil, but not the first success the Russian had experienced Down Under. It was 12 months ago, at the 2021 Australian Open, that Karatsev exploded on to the scene, winning eight matches to come through qualifying and reach the semi-finals before losing to Novak Djokovic.
Since becoming the first player …
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