Karatsev, born in Russia and raised in Israel, had a remarkable run in Melbourne, including a defeat of top-10 Jewish player Diego Schwartzman.
Movers and shakers in Israeli society.
He’s only the second qualifier in history to make it to the Australian Open semifinals.
At last year’s Australian Open, Schwartzman lost in the fourth round to eventual winner Novak Djokovic.
Between Avdija, soccer and many Olympic storylines there is plenty for fans to look forward to.
Dagan-Fruchtman will go on to face Dalma Gálfi of Hungary on Tuesday afternoon in the finals of the Al Habtoor Challenge tournament.
Dagan-Fruchtman, 17, is from Raanana and is ranked among the top eight tennis players in Israel and among the top 200 in the world.
Tennis fans would have been salivating at the prospect of another epic clash in one of the sport's greatest rivalries but it proved to be one of the most one-sided Grand Slam finals in the Open era.
“Dominic is one of the best players right now in the world, winning the last Grand Slam, two time finals here, we are friends, I have a lot of respect for him.”