Aslan Karatsev vs Sumit Nagal vs Constant Lestienne - epic tennis rivalries

Aslan Karatsev is the first man to reach the semifinals in his Grand Slam debut, meaning he's faced many notable players thus far.

Aslan Karatsev in a file photo. (Image: Twitter)

Aslan Karatsev is a professional tennis player from Russia. On November 8, 2021, he reached a career-high singles ATP ranking of world No. 15 and also a career-high doubles ranking of No. 89.

In February 2021, Karatsev competed in the Australian Open qualifiers. He then reached the semifinals after defeating eighth seed Diego Schwartzman, 20th seed Felix Auger-Aliassime, and 18th seed Grigor Dimitrov in his first main draw of a major.

In the Open Era, Karatsev is the first man to reach the semifinals in his Grand Slam debut. He won his first ATP title in doubles with Andrey Rublev at the Qatar Open in March 2021.

Karatsev then won his first ATP singles title at the 2021 Dubai Open as a wildcard. He beat South African Lloyd Harris in the final.

Karatsev also joined Wayne Ferreira (1995) and Thomas Muster (1997) in reaching the final as an unseeded player who defeated four seeded players.

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As a result, for the first time in his career, he entered the top 30 of the ATP singles rankings. Karatsev reached the final of the Serbia Open on April 24, 2021, after defeating world No. 1 Novak Djokovic on his home court.

He has also won a silver medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Given his status as one of the sport’s most biggest surprise packages, it is thus no shock that he has mixed it up among the best of the best.

Thus, here we are going to look at his rivalries and his head-to-head record against a number of notable players on the tour.

Aslan Karatsev vs Constant Lestienne

These two have met only once, in a match in the Orleans Open challenger event. The two went the distance, with Karatsev winning the first set before Lestienne won the second.

However, it was the Russian who won the decider and took the match.

Total matchesMatches won by KaratsevMatches won by Lestienne

Karatsev vs Sumit Nagal

Karatsev met the Indian in a Challenger event at Milan, Italy in the year 2019. Amazingly, it was Nagal who won that match – and in straight sets, no less.

Total matchesMatches won by KaratsevMatches won by Nagal

Karatsev vs Pavel Kotov

Rounding off the trio of one rivalries is this all-Russian affair. These two have faced off twice; once in a Challenger at Uzbekistan, once at Portugal. The former match was won by Karatsev, the latter by Kotov.

Total matchesMatches won by KaratsevMatches won by Kotov

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