Sporting Life

When an unknown athlete rises, he sends an inspiring message

Aslan Karatsev is the first man to reach the quarter-finals on his Grand Slam debut in almost 25 years.PHOTO: REUTERS

You've practised for eight years, six days a week, five hours a day, but still you wait. When's it going to come? When will you hit that archery score or announce yourself with a fast time in the pool? When will it happen, that thing you believed and bled for?

The breakthrough.

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