Dmitry Tursunov compares Aslan Karatsev to Marat Safin

Former world No. 20 Dmitry Tursunov insists rising Russian Aslan Karatsev was at all times proficient. Karatsev, 28, drew a number of consideration to his title when he made the Australian Open as a qualifier earlier this yr. Shortly after his excellent run at Melbourne Park, Karatsev captured his maiden ATP title in Dubai.

Karatsev, who additionally ended runner-up to Novak Djokovic within the Belgrade last, is now ranked at No. 24 on this planet. “He at all times had huge calves. I believe that’s his trademark. I believe every calf ought to have some emblem (laughs).

However yeah, he was at all times proficient. Whether or not he did it consciously or subconsciously I don’t know — in all probability extra unconscious at that time — however he moved very properly. He’s not the tallest man, however he’s fairly athletic.

You may see it in his motion, the best way he managed his physique. A whole lot of it wasn’t actually taught, it simply comes naturally and you may improve it by coaching,” Tursunov informed the ATP web site.

Tursunov sees similarities between Karatsev and Marat Safin

Safin, a former world No.

1, captured two Grand Slam titles throughout his profession. Tursunov believes in some points Karatsev is similar to Safin. “However I believe initially he simply had a great construct for the game. He’s not too tall, he’s not too cumbersome.

He’s similar to a Da Vinci Man for tennis in a means. He felt the ball fairly properly, he had the facility, however it form of is available in a really non-aggressive means. The acceleration is kind of linear, so he doesn’t appear like he’s hitting the ball arduous.

However once you hit it, it’s fairly heavy. He’s much like a Marat Safin, however Marat was a bit bit taller, so he had longer levers. However he was additionally athletic, moved like a cat on the court docket, so Aslan is kind of comparable in that sense,” Tursunov defined.

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