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Kukushkin at the 2015 French Open
|Country (sports)|| Russia (2006–2008)|
Kazakhstan (2008 – )
|Born||26 December 1987|
Volgograd, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||150–177 (45.87%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 39 (25 February 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 43 (4 March 2019)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (2012)|
|French Open||2R (2011, 2012, 2014, 2017)|
|US Open||3R (2013, 2015, 2017, 2018)|
|Career record||24–58 (29.27%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 114 (27 February 2012)|
|Current ranking||No. 450 (11 February 2019)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019)|
|French Open||3R (2011)|
|Wimbledon||2R (2011, 2012, 2014)|
|US Open||3R (2014)|
|Davis Cup||QF (2011, 2013, 2014)|
|Last updated on: 23 February 2019.|
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.
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 and Mikhail Youzhny 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.
ATP career finalsEdit
Singles: 4 (1 title, 3 runners-up)Edit
|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|
Current through the 2019 Marseille Open.
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||A||A||A||1R||A||A||3R||1R||2R||2R||1R||4–6|
Doubles performance timelineEdit
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
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.
Wins over Top 10 Players per seasonEdit
|1.||Mikhail Youzhny||9||St. Petersburg Open, St. Petersburg, Russia||Hard||F||6–3, 7–6(7–2)|
|2.||Stanislas Wawrinka||4||Swiss Indoors, Basel, Switzerland||Hard||1R||6–4, 6–7(1–7), 6–3|
|3.||Grigor Dimitrov||10||Erste Bank Open, Vienna, Austria||Hard(i)||1R||6–4, 4–6, 6–4|
- ATP Rankings
- "Mikhail Kukushkin Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 13 June 2017.