Karatsev ends his dream season by beating Cilic

Russian Aslan Karatsev, seeded number two, won the Kremlin Cup this Sunday by defeating Croatian Marin Cilic (6-2, 6-4).

Karatsev, a stranger at the beginning of the season, dominated the game from the first serve and hardly gave the Balkan giant any options, thicker in the serve than in the quarters and semifinals.

The Russian managed to control the rest of Cilic’s service, who connected only seven direct aces, and from there he took control of the game.

Cilic, who had won this tournament in 2014 and 2015 against the Spanish Roberto Bautista, he was never able to get close to Karatsev, who barely made unforced errors.

In this way, the Russian achieves his second title of the season and of his entire career just the year he reached the semifinals of the Australian Open since the qualifying round, an all-time record.

The final of the last edition of the Kremlin Cup in 2019 faced the Russian Andrei Rublev and the Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, with victory of the second.

Last year the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of a tournament that distributed more than $ 700,000 in prizes this time.

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