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Karen Abgarovich Khachanov (Russian: Каре́н Абга́рович Хача́нов; born 21 May 1996) is a Russian tennis player of Armenian descent. He has won four ATP singles titles. Khachanov achieved his career-high singles ranking of world No. 9 on 10 June 2019, after reaching the quarterfinals of the 2019 French Open.

Karen Khachanov
Карен Хачанов
Khachanov WMQ15 (11) (19944440142).jpg
Country (sports) Russia
ResidenceDubai, UAE
Born (1996-05-21) 21 May 1996 (age 23)
Moscow, Russia
Height1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Turned pro2013
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachVedran Martić
Prize moneyUS$6,430,728
Career record103–82 (55.7% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 8 (15 July 2019)
Current rankingNo. 8 (15 July 2019)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2019)
French OpenQF (2019)
Wimbledon4R (2018)
US Open3R (2018)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsAlt (2018)
Career record22–35 (38.6% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 64 (21 May 2018)
Current rankingNo. 237 (20 May 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2017)
French Open2R (2017)
US Open3R (2017)
Team competitions
Davis Cup6–7
Hopman Cup3–3
Last updated on: 10 June 2019.
Medal record
Men's tennis
Representing  Russia
Youth Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2014 Nanjing Doubles

For a time, Khachanov was coached by Igor Bitsenko in Moscow and Vedran Martić in Split, Croatia. In 2014 he joined 4Slam Tennis Academy led by Galo Blanco.[2][3] Khachanov parted ways with Blanco in November 2017.[4] Now he trains with his previous coach Vedran Martić.[5]



Early lifeEdit

Khachanov started playing tennis at the age of three in kindergarten when his parents put him into the tennis group. His father Abgar, an Armenian,[6] played volleyball at a very high level before studying medicine, while his mother, Natalia, also studied medicine. He has a sister, Margarita, and a brother, Georgiy. His idols growing up were Marat Safin and Juan Martín del Potro and favourite sports teams are Real Madrid and the Miami Heat.[7] He decided to become a professional player at 12.[8]

After Khachanov turned 15, he moved to Split, Croatia, where he trained under Vedran Martić, Goran Ivanišević's former coach. Later, he moved to Barcelona and was coached by Galo Blanco.[9]

2013: Davis Cup debutEdit

Khachanov won the Under-18 European Championship title in July 2013 in Switzerland.[10] At age 17 and 157 days, he became the youngest Russian tennis player in the pro series, surpassing Mikhail Youzhny.[11] Khachanov upset former world No. 8 Janko Tipsarević as a junior at the 2013 Kremlin Cup in Russia. In October, Khachanov defeated Dean O'Brien of South Africa to help Russia advance in the 2013 Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I.

2014: First Futures titlesEdit

Khachanov lost to Jerzy Janowicz of Poland in the first round of the 2014 Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I. Khachanov received a wild card entry to the 2014 Sony Open, but lost in the first round to Daniel Gimeno-Traver. Together with Andrey Rublev he won a silver medal in doubles at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics. They lost to Brazilian players Orlando Luz and Marcelo Zormann in the final. He won his first two Futures titles at Kaohsiung and Mulhouse.

2015: First ChallengerEdit

In September 2015, Khachanov won his first ATP Challenger Tour title in Istanbul, where he was unseeded. In the final, he defeated top seed Sergiy Stakhovsky.

2016: First ATP titleEdit

Karen Khachanov at 2016 Erste Bank Open

In 2016, he qualified for the Barcelona Open beating Ramkumar Ramanathan and Marco Trungelliti. He then played his first round match beating Aljaz Bedene from being a set down. Then he proceeded to the second round beating fifth seed Roberto Bautista Agut also in three sets. He eventually lost in the third round to the eleventh seed Alexandr Dolgopolov. He got a wildcard for the Istanbul Open. In his first match, he beat Aljaz Bedene for the second time in the month. In his second match, he lost to Albert Ramos Vinolas despite winning the first set.

By entering an ATP singles final at the 2016 Chengdu Open, Khachanov became the first Russian since Mikhail Youzhny, who beat David Ferrer in the final at the 2013 Valencia Open 500, to do so.[12] Khachanov won his first ATP tournament there, beating Albert Ramos-Vinolas in three sets.

2017: First top 10 win, Grand Slam 4th roundEdit

Khachanov, 2016

Karen reached the second round of the 2017 Australian Open, his best AO result to date. He lost to 20th-ranked Jack Sock. Then he lost five first rounds in a row, interrupting that streak in Indian Wells. In the clay court season Karen showed better results. He went on reaching the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open and the Lyon Open. At the French Open he got into the 4th Round. On the way he beat 14th-ranked Tomáš Berdych and 22nd-ranked John Isner, but lost to number-one Andy Murray. Karen then got into the semifinals of the Halle Open, ensuring him a seed place in a Grand Slam for the first time. On that tournament he also won his very first grass match on professional level.[13] In the 2017 Wimbledon Championships he was the 30th seed and he reached the 3rd round before losing to 10 time French Open champion Rafael Nadal in straight sets.[14]

2018: First Masters 1000 titleEdit

Khachanov entered 2018 Australian Open where he lost in second round to Juan Martin Del Potro matching his previous best result at the tournament. In February, he won his second ATP title at Open 13 in Marseille, France. He defeated Frenchman Lucas Pouille in the finals.[15]

In the North American summer hard-court swing, Khachanov reached the semifinals of a Masters 1000 tournament for the first time in his career, at the Canadian Open, losing to Nadal. He once again met Nadal at the US Open, in the 3rd Round, losing in a marathon match. He then helped Team Russia to progress through the 1st Round play-off of the Europe/Africa Zone Group I by winning both matches and securing Russia a place in the World Group. In Asia, Khachanov struggled to find form. He rebounded at the Kremlin Cup, winning his second ATP title of the season.

Khachanov claimed his first ATP Masters 1000 title at the Rolex Paris Masters by defeating Filip Krajinović, Matthew Ebden, world No. 9 John Isner (saving two match points), world No. 5 Alexander Zverev, world No. 8 Dominic Thiem and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic. He was the first tennis player representing Russia to win a Masters 1000 final since Nikolay Davydenko, who won the inaugural 2009 Shanghai Masters. No. 18 Khachanov was the lowest-ranked player to claim a Masters 1000 title since Ivan Ljubicic won 2010 Indian Wells Masters. As a result, Khachanov climbed to world No. 11 and was an alternate at the 2018 ATP Finals.[16] Khachanov became the fifth Russian tennis player to reach a Masters tournament, after Marat Safin, Andrey Chesnokov, Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Nikolay Davydenko.[17]

2019: Major quarterfinal, top 10Edit

Despite starting the season as the 12th ranked player in the world, Khachanov struggled to achieve any notable results for the first five months of the season. Leading up to the French Open, Khachanov's record for the year was ten wins and twelve losses and he had failed to reach a single tournament semifinal.

At the French Open, Khachanov won his first three rounds to set up a last-16 encounter with his idol Juan Martín del Potro. Khachanov beat del Potro for the first time to reach his first major quarterfinal, where he lost to Dominic Thiem. Khachanov's maiden Slam quarterfinal saw him enter the top-10 for the first time as world No. 9.

Personal lifeEdit

In April 2016, he married Veronika Shkliaeva.[18][19] They are expecting their first child, due in September 2019.[20]

Singles performance timelineEdit

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Current through the 2019 Wimbledon Championships.

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A Q3 2R 2R 3R 0 / 3 4–3
French Open A A A Q2 4R 4R QF 0 / 3 10–3
Wimbledon A A Q1 Q3 3R 4R 3R 0 / 3 7–3
US Open A A Q2 2R 1R 3R 0 / 3 3–3
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 6–4 9–4 8–3 0 / 12 24–12
Year-end championships
ATP Finals Did not qualify A1 0 / 0 0–0
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A 2R 1R QF 0 / 3 4–3
Miami Open A 1R A A 1R 3R 2R 0 / 4 1–4
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A Q1 2R 3R 2R 0 / 3 3–3
Madrid Open A A A A 1R 1R 2R 0 / 3 1–3
Italian Open A A A A A 1R 3R 0 / 2 2–2
Canadian Open A A A A 1R SF 0 / 2 4–2
Cincinnati Masters A A A A 3R 3R 0 / 2 4–2
Shanghai Masters A A A Q1 1R 2R 0 / 2 1–2
Paris Masters A A A A 1R W 1 / 2 6–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 4–8 16–8 6–5 1 / 23 26–22
National representation
Summer Olympics Not held A Not held 0 / 0 0–0
Davis Cup Z1 Z1 PO A 1R Z1 Q 0 / 1 6–4
Win–Loss 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–2 2–0 2–0 0 / 1 6–4
Career statistics
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L
Tournaments 2 2 0 10 28 25 16 83
Titles 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 4
Finals 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 4
Hard Win–Loss 4–2 0–3 0–1 8–5 7–20 35–15 7–7 4 / 53 61–53
Clay Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 5–4 14–9 6–5 7–6 0 / 23 32–24
Grass Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 5–2 5–2 4–3 0 / 7 14–7
Overall Win–Loss 4–2 0–3 0–1 13–9 26–31 46–22 18–16 4 / 83 107–84
Win % 67% 0% 0% 59% 46% 68% 53% 56.02%
Year-end ranking 451 400 152 53 45 11

1 2018 ATP Finals alternate player.

Masters tournamentsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 2018 Paris Masters Hard (i)   Novak Djokovic 7–5, 6–4

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2018 Miami Open Hard   Andrey Rublev   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
6–4, 6–7(5–7), [4–10]

Davis CupEdit

Participations: (6–7)Edit

Group membership
World Group (0–1)
WG Play-off / Qualifying round (3–1)
Group I (3–5)
Group II (0–0)
Group III (0–0)
Group IV (0–0)
Matches by surface
Hard (5–6)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Matches by type
Singles (6–4)
Doubles (0–3)
Rubber outcome No. Rubber Match type (partner if any) Opponent nation Opponent player(s) Score
 5–0; 25–27 October 2013; Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia; Europe/Africa Second round play-off; Hard(i) surface
Victory 1 I Singles   South Africa Dean O'Brien 7–5, 6–1, 6–3
 2–3; 31 January – 2 February 2014; Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia; Europe/Africa First round; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 2 I Singles   Poland Jerzy Janowicz 2–6, 4–6, 4–6
Defeat 3 III Doubles (with Konstantin Kravchuk) Mariusz Fyrstenberg / Marcin Matkowski 6–2, 4–6, 1–6, 0–6
 3–2; 17–19 July 2015; Fetisov Arena, Vladivostok, Russia; Europe/Africa Second round; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 4 II Singles   Spain Pablo Andújar 3–6, 3–6, 2–6
 1–4; 3–5 February 2017; Čair Sports Center, Niš, Serbia; World Group; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 5 I Singles   Serbia Viktor Troicki 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 3–6, 6–1, 6–7(6–8)
 1–3; 15–17 September 2017; Kopaszi Dam, Budapest, Hungary; World Group play-off; Clay surface
Victory 6 II Singles   Hungary Attila Balázs 3–6, 6–2, 7–6(14–12), 6–1
Defeat 7 IV Singles Márton Fucsovics 5–7, 4–6, 4–6
 1–3; 6–7 April 2018; Luzhniki Small Sports Arena, Moscow, Russia; Europe/Africa second round; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 8 III Doubles (with Andrey Rublev)   Austria Jürgen Melzer / Philipp Oswald 3–6, 6–7(3–7)
 3–2; 14–15 September 2018; Luzhniki Small Sports Arena, Moscow, Russia; Europe/Africa first round play-off; Hard(i) surface
Victory 9 I Singles   Belarus Egor Gerasimov 7–6(7–4), 6–3
Defeat 10 III Doubles (with Andrey Rublev) Max Mirnyi / Andrei Vasilevski 5–7, 3–6
Victory 11 IV Singles Ilya Ivashka 6–2, 6–4
 3–1; 1–2 February 2019; Swiss Tennis Arena, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland; Qualifying round; Hard(i) surface
Victory 12 II Singles   Switzerland Marc-Andrea Hüsler 6–3, 7–5
Victory 13 IV Singles Henri Laaksonen 6–7(2–7), 7–6(8–6), 6–4


  • Player of the Year[22]


  1. ^ ATP Rankings
  2. ^ "Гало Бланко: Если Хачанов выиграл турнир ATP, выиграет и Рублёв" [Galo Blanco: If Khachanov has won the ATP title, so Rublev can do it] (in Russian). Sport-Express. 6 October 2016. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  3. ^ Anastasia Filippova (29 April 2016). "Гало Бланко: номером 1 нужно родиться, а в топ-50 можно попасть" [Galo Blanco: As No. 1 you should be born, and the top 50 you can enter] (in Russian). Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  4. ^ Stephanie Myles (10 November 2017). "Khachanov splits with coach Blanco". Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Хачанов работает с бывшим тренером Иванишевича" [Khachanov works with Ivanišević's former coach] (in Russian). 21 December 2017. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Хачанов: я смелый парень, на 100% Карен и не хочу быть никем иным" [Khachanov: I am a bold guy, 100 % Karen and not wanting to be someone else] (in Russian). 14 February 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Karen Khachanov / Bio". ATP. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Karen Khachanov: I love Armenia | Sport - All about sports". Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  9. ^ Eccleshare, Charlie (28 October 2016). "Rising stars of tennis - Karen Khachanov: 'The next Marat Safin? I have my own character and charisma'". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  10. ^ "2013 European Junior Championships". ITF. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  11. ^ "Юношескую ракетку используем по медицинским показаниям" [We Use The Junior Racket on Medical Authority] (in Russian). 26 November 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  12. ^ "Хачанов стал первым россиянином в финале турнира ATP за три года" [Khachanov became the first Russian in an ATP final for three years] (in Russian). 1 October 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  13. ^ Khachanov Wins NextGenATP Battle To Reach Halle SF
  14. ^ Dmitry Shakhov (23 June 2017). "Хачанов обыграл друга и гарантировал себе посев на Уимблдоне" [Khachanov defeated his friend and was granted a seeding in Wimbledon] (in Russian). Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Khachanov Returns To The Winners' Circle In Marseille". Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  16. ^ Khachanov Stuns Djokovic For Maiden Masters 1000 Crown
  17. ^ Artem Taymanov (4 November 2018). "Париж — наш! Карен Хачанов пошёл по стопам Сафина и Давыденко" [Paris is ours! Karen Khachanov followed in the footstepes of Safin and Davydenko] (in Russian). Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  18. ^ Khachanov: Married and Dangerous
  19. ^ "«Я уже год как женат». Карен Хачанов шокировал Владаса Ташева и Анну Чакветадзе свежачком" ["One year since marriage". Karen Khachanov shocked Vladas Tashev and Anna Chakvetadze with a news] (Video) (in Russian). Eurosport. 19 June 2017. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  20. ^ "We are waiting for the child in September". Tennis Time. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  21. ^ ""Русский Кубок" – почётные призы обрели своих хозяев" [The "Russian Cup" – Honorary Prizes Found Their Owners] (in Russian). GoTennis. 6 November 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  22. ^ "Хачанов назван теннисистом года на церемонии вручения премии «Русский Кубок»" [Khachanov was named tennis player of the year during the award ceremony of the "Russian Cup"]. 20 November 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2018.

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