Aslan Karatsev has been one of the most promising names in tennis this year. The Russian has been a standout performer on the tour so far, and has broken into the top-30 rankings. The 27-year old got his fair share of limelight after he reached the semifinals of the Australian Open 2021, before finally losing to Novak Djokovic. Moreover, not many tennis fans had heard about the Russian, in lead up to the Australian Open.
Aslan Karatsev reached the semifinals in Melbourne, as an unseeded qualifier, and defeated the likes of Diego Schwartzman, Felix Auger Aliassime and Grigor Dimitrov. His run in Melbourne was just the start of an incredible journey. The Russian has gone on to win the Dubai Open 2021 title, and also reached the finals of Serbia Open 2021, last month. He defeated the top seed and home favorite, Novak Djokovic in the semifinals in Belgrade.
Aslan Karatsev expected to have several offers on his table by the end of the season
Despite his recent rise to the top of tennis, Aslam Karatsev is yet to find a sponsor. Currently, the Russian is an unpaid advertiser for Adidas, but expect the German company to finalize a deal with Karatsev in the near future.
Clothing brands generally finalize their endorsement deals and budgets in the fourth quarter of the year, which is a reason for Karatsev’s lack of sponsors. The 27-year old’s newly signed agent, Pierre Christen did reveal that they had got a few offers, but were waiting for the bigger picture.
“Since the ATP Cup and Australian Open, we’ve had plenty of offers, but we’re waiting for a bigger offer,” says his newly signed agent Pierre Christen. “A few clothes brands have been in touch. He’ll be worth more if he finishes the year in the Top 10 or 20,” he added.
Aslan Karatsev had a contractt with Head racquets, before going into the Australian Open 2021. French cosmetics brand, Guinot and its brand Mary Cohr sponsored the Russian, ahead of his semifinal clash against Novak Djokovic in Melbourne.