Tennis player Kafelnikov: I am proud of the victory of the Russian Korneeva in the junior Australian Open
Russian tennis player, Olympic champion in 2000 Yevgeny Kafelnikov said he was proud of the victory of Russian tennis player Alina Korneeva in the junior Australian Open. So in an interview with Lenta.ru, he reacted to the completion of the junior Australian Open tennis championship.
On January 28, it became known that 15-year-old Russian tennis player Alina Korneeva won the junior Australian Open tennis championship (Australian Open), which takes place in Melbourne. In the final meeting, Korneeva defeated compatriot Mirra Andreeva with a score of 6:7 (2:7), 6:4, 7:5. Tennis players spent 3 hours and 18 minutes on the court. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
“Our athletes played well throughout the championship. Both have reached the final stage – this suggests that children’s and youth tennis in Russia is at a very good level, ”said Kafelnikov.
On January 27, it became known that Russian tennis player Karen Khachanov flew out of the Australian Open 2023. In the semifinal match, Khachanov lost to the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas. The meeting ended in four sets with the score 6:7 (2:7), 4:6, 7:6 (8:6), 3:6. Athletes spent 3 hours and 21 minutes on the court.
Khachanov was the last representative of Russia at the Australian Open. Earlier, Andrei Rublev left the tournament in the quarterfinals. In the meeting for the right to play in the 1/2 finals, he lost to Serb Novak Djokovic.
The Russians play at tournaments of the Association of Tennis Professionals and the Women’s Tennis Association, including the Australian Open, in a neutral status. Athletes are deprived of the flag and anthem.
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