Aslan Karatsev’s calves are the talk of the town wherever he goes. Fans are lining up to take pictures of his calves. I am not exaggerting the reactions. Any social media discussion on Karatsev has to mention the obvious fact that he has big calves. Matteo Berrettini, on the other extreme, when it comes to calves, must be jealous of Karatsev’s calves.
He is 28 and has been around the tour for some time. But 2021 has been a breakout year for Aslan Karatsev. He reached the semifinals at the Australian Open as a qualifier. Not long after, he won his first singles title in Dubai. He went on to the silver medal in mixed doubles with Elena Vesnina at the Tokyo Olympics.