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Mikhail Aleksandrovich Kukushkin (Russian: Михаил Александрович Кукушкин; born 26 December 1987) is a Kazakhstani professional tennis player of Russian descent.

Mikhail Kukushkin
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Kukushkin at the 2015 French Open
Country (sports) Russia (2006–2008)
 Kazakhstan (2008 – )
ResidenceAstana, Kazakhstan
Born (1987-12-26) 26 December 1987 (age 31)
Volgograd, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2006
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachAnastasia Kukushkina
Prize money$4,630,177
Singles
Career record150–177 (45.87%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 39 (25 February 2019)
Current rankingNo. 43 (4 March 2019)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (2012)
French Open2R (2011, 2012, 2014, 2017)
Wimbledon3R (2014)
US Open3R (2013, 2015, 2017, 2018)
Doubles
Career record24–58 (29.27%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 114 (27 February 2012)
Current rankingNo. 450 (11 February 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019)
French Open3R (2011)
Wimbledon2R (2011, 2012, 2014)
US Open3R (2014)
Team competitions
Davis CupQF (2011, 2013, 2014)
Last updated on: 23 February 2019.

Contents

HistoryEdit

Born in Volgograd, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union, he turned pro in 2006.

In 2009, he came through qualifying to reach the main draw of a Masters Series 1000 tournament for the first time at the Miami Masters. He beat Tommy Haas in the first round, but lost to Dmitry Tursunov in the second round.

In September 2010, during the Davis Cup play-offs, he notably beat Swiss player Stanislas Wawrinka. His good form continued, later winning his only ATP World Tour title, as he beat world number 10 player Mikhail Youzhny in the final of the St. Petersburg Open 6–3, 7–6.

In January 2012, Kukushkin became the first player with Kazakh passport to reach the fourth round of the 2012 Australian Open, after defeating Guillermo García-López, Viktor Troicki and Gaël Monfils. Later that season, he reached a then career-high singles ranking of World No. 49, just after the quarterfinals at Nice and the second round at the 2012 French Open. At the 2012 Olympics, he lost in the first round of the men's singles to Gilles Simon.[2]

By the end of 2012 he suffered from a bad hip injury and had to go for surgery twice. By August 2013 his ranking had tumbled to number 430. After making his recovery he reached the third round of the 2013 US Open, his best performance in the American Grand Slam, starting from the qualifying draw. In September he found good form again, winning two Challenger Tournaments in Turkey: Izmir and Istanbul. He then reached his second ATP World Tour final in Moscow, at the Kremlin Cup, beating in the semifinals World No. 22 and defending champion Andreas Seppi.

In the 2014 Wimbledon Championships, he reached the 3rd round where he lost in four sets to world number 1 player Rafael Nadal 7–6(7–4), 1–6, 1–6, 1–6. As a result of his run he reached a new career high of world number 48 in July 2014. At the 2014 Kremlin Cup he defeated Fabio Fognini[3] and Mikhail Youzhny[4] to reach semifinals, where he lost to Marin Čilić. At the 2014 Swiss Indoors, he won over world number 4 player Stanislas Wawrinka in first round. At the 2014 Shanghai Rolex Masters he defeated Kevin Anderson to reach third round, where he fell to world number 1 player Novak Djokovic in three sets.

In the 2015 US Open, Kukushkin defeated 17th seed Grigor Dimitrov 6–3, 7–6(7–2), 2–6, 4–6, 6–4 to reach the third round.

ATP career finalsEdit

Singles: 4 (1 title, 3 runners-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–3)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–3)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (0–1)
Indoor (1–2)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Oct 2010 St. Petersburg Open, Russia 250 Series Hard (i)   Mikhail Youzhny 6–3, 7–6(7–2)
Loss 1–1 Oct 2013 Kremlin Cup, Russia 250 Series Hard (i)   Richard Gasquet 6–4, 4–6, 4–6
Loss 1–2 Jan 2015 Sydney International, Australia 250 Series Hard   Viktor Troicki 2–6, 3–6
Loss 1–3 Feb 2019 Open 13, France 250 Series Hard (i)   Stefanos Tsitsipas 5–7, 6–7

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(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.

SinglesEdit

Current through the 2019 Marseille Open.

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A 1R 4R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3–9
French Open A A Q2 Q2 Q2 2R 2R Q2 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 4–7
Wimbledon A A Q1 A A 1R 1R A 3R 1R 2R 2R 2R 5–7
US Open A A A Q3 1R 2R 1R 3R 1R 3R 1R 3R 3R 9–9
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–4 4–4 2–2 3–4 2–4 1–3 4–4 1–3 0–1 19–29
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A 1R A A 3R 1R 2R 2R 1R 4–6
Miami Masters A A A 2R A 2R 1R A 1R 2R 3R 2R 1R 6–8
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A Q1 3R A Q1 1R Q1 Q1 Q1 2–2
Madrid Masters A A A A A A A A A A Q2 1R 2R 1–2
Rome Masters A A A A A A Q2 A 2R Q1 2R Q1 Q1 2–2
Canada Masters A A A A A A 2R A A A A A A 1–1
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A Q2 A A A Q1 A A A 0–0
Shanghai Masters A A A A A 1R A A 3R A Q1 A 2R 3–3
Paris Masters A A A A A A A A A A A Q1 2R 1–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–3 3–3 0–0 5–4 1–3 4–3 2–3 3–5 0–0 20–25
Career Statistics
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Career
Tournaments 0 1 4 6 9 20 14 5 24 23 20 14 21 4 165
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–4
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 4–4 7–7 17–8 10–24 12–15 6–6 16–27 19–24 13–21 13–14 21–22 8–4 150–177
Year-End Ranking 605 218 148 132 59 91 107 67 70 65 89 74 53

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A 1R 1R A 1R 1R 1R A 1R 1R 0–7
French Open A A A 3R 1R A 2R 1R A A A 3–4
Wimbledon Q1 A A 2R 2R A 2R 1R A A A 3–4
US Open A A A 2R 1R A 3R 1R A A A 3–3
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–4 1–3 0–0 4–4 0–4 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 9–18

Wins over Top 10 players wins per seasonEdit

  • He has a 3–34 (.081) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
Season 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Total
Wins 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3

Wins over Top 10 Players per seasonEdit

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2010
1.   Mikhail Youzhny 9 St. Petersburg Open, St. Petersburg, Russia Hard F 6–3, 7–6(7–2)
2014
2.   Stanislas Wawrinka 4 Swiss Indoors, Basel, Switzerland Hard 1R 6–4, 6–7(1–7), 6–3
2018
3.   Grigor Dimitrov 10 Erste Bank Open, Vienna, Austria Hard(i) 1R 6–4, 4–6, 6–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ATP Rankings
  2. ^ "Mikhail Kukushkin Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  3. ^ https://www.sofascore.com/kukushkin-fognini/JigsIIg
  4. ^ https://www.sofascore.com/kukushkin-youzhny/wMfsIIg

External linksEdit