Aslan Karatsev continued his incredible run by reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open, and Eurosport expert Tim Henman has hailed his "amazing story".
The Russian qualifier secured a historic 2-6 6-4 6-1 6-2 victory over 18th seed Grigor Dimitrov and made the last-four in improbable fashion.
Remarkably, Karatsev became the first debutant to reach the semi-finals of the men's singles at the Australian Open, and Eurosport expert Tim Henman could not have been more impressed.
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"I saw this coming for a long time," Henman joked sarcastically in the Eurosport Cube as Karatsev's shock run continued.
"It's an amazing story, and you think about the qualifying being played at a different venue in Doha and he was a set-all in the first round.
He has just played incredible tennis and he dealt with some difficult moments. He talked about his nerves; he talked about the heat out there.
"He obviously got a bit of luck with Dimitrov getting injured, but his personality seems very calm and he wants to keep going."
Appearing in the Cube for his post-match interview with Eurosport, the 27-year-old said he would have "just smiled" if he was told pre-tournament about this amazing run.
"Of course, I'm really surprised that I'm here. I'm just going to keep playing each match!"
Dimitrov's back injury was undoubtedly a major factor in the upset, and he was left wandering around Rod Laver Arena listlessly at times in the 30 degrees Celsius heat.
The 29-year-old Bulgarian, who knocked out Dominic Thiem in straight sets in the fourth round, played on after a lengthy medical break at the end of the third set, and Karatsev capitalised.
The Russian will now take on either world number one Novak Djokovic - another star struggling through a persistent injury - or sixth seed Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals.

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